Tag Archives: Scotland

“A dark so deadly” by Stuart MacBride

“Tartan noir” liberally laced with wit makes for an outstanding police procedural! A new standalone thriller from Stuart MacBride, the author of the Logan McRae mystery series. Meet Mother’s Misfit Mob – a detective unit of Police Scotland, the ‘mob’ … Continue reading

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“Death of a ghost” by M.C. Beaton

Blurb from Goodreads: There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it’s … Continue reading

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20 questions – interview with novelist Alison Baillie

After reading the novel “Sewing the shadows together” and posting my review, I contacted the author and asked her if she would grant an interview for Fictionophile.  To my delight she agreed! I am SO grateful that Alison Baillie took the time … Continue reading

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“Sewing the shadows together” by Alison Baillie

An excellent debut mystery with an atmospheric Edinburgh setting! It was the setting that first attracted me to this debut mystery.  It has been on my NetGalley TBR for some time, and I’m so happy that I finally got around … Continue reading

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“The killings on Kersivay” by Angus MacVicar

Once more my reading travels have taken me to the Scottish isles.  I LOVE this setting! When I ponder why, I realize that like all settings that are located on islands, the setting makes the story akin to a ‘locked … Continue reading

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Trilogies to Treasure – Part 2 – Peter May’s Lewis trilogy

Many readers cannot commit to a lengthy series.  They find it too daunting, too time intensive.  They will often choose stand-alone novels for these reasons.  I am here to introduce you to some prime examples that bridge the gap between … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 4 – Ann Cleeves’ Shetland mysteries

I’m not sure what it is about the remote, isolated, and beautiful Hebrides that attracts so many readers.  All I know is that it is THIS SETTING that first attracted me to this series and enticed me to read it. … Continue reading

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