Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fictionophile’s Favorites of 2015

I’ve read 70 novels in 2015, many of them excellent.  So you can understand my dilemma in choosing only 15 titles as my personal favorites.  I’ve been very lucky to have enjoyed about 90% of my reading this year.  Subsequently … Continue reading

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“On Cats” ~ by Charles Bukowski – Book Review

Anyone expecting a ‘cutsie‘ book about cats will be taken aback.  This is a book of poems by the inimitable Bukowski – edgy and raw. I am not comfortable reviewing poetry.  I do not deem myself qualified to do so.  … Continue reading

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Too close to home ~ Susan Lewis

The story of a family whose life seems idyllic… at least at first.  Then you begin to notice the cracks in the facade, then the cracks widen to form chasms.  Then you fall in. Set on the beautiful Gower Peninsula … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

This busy festive season seemed the perfect time to say thanks to all the loyal followers who read my book reviews on Fictionophile. May you all enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season. Happy reading in 2016!

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The Paderborn connection ~ William A. Newton

Publisher’s blurb:   When Detective Inspector Michael Joyce is called out to a potential murder scene early one Sunday in Stevenage, it’s immediately clear to him that this is not the usual Saturday night stabbing; the victim is a middle aged … Continue reading

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“The girl with no past” by Kathryn Croft – Book Review

An only child who works in a library and LOVES books.  It could be me…. But no. Kathryn Croft‘s protagonist, Leah Mills has a very different life to mine.  She lives a loner’s life in an attempt to bury her … Continue reading

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The MAGIC of reading

This EXACTLY sums up my feelings about reading! Thanks to the Goodwill Librarian on Facebook who posted this photo:

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“Every seven years” by Denise Mina – Book Review #bibliomysteries

Open Road Media have published a series of Bibliomysteries (Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors).  I have read two of them so far.  The first one I read and enjoyed was by Elizabeth George called “The mysterious … Continue reading

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“Lamentation” by Joe Clifford – Book Review

“Lamentation” is a snow covered mountain overlooking the Northern New Hampshire town of Ashton.  What could be prettier?  But Ashton has some serious flaws.   Just like royal icing hiding cracks in a cake, the snow hides those flaws – until … Continue reading

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