Monthly Archives: December 2016

“Christmas in the park” by Laura Lockington

Television morning show producer Sarah Nash has just taken the station up on their offer of voluntary redundancy.  The early morning breakfast show’s quality has deteriorated and the show has been failing as a result.  With her new freedom she … Continue reading

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“The Twilight Wife” by A. J. Banner – Book Review

A diving accident in Deception Pass, and four years of memories are missing.  All she has are photographs and the assurances of her devoted husband.  But what if her memory loss has a more sinister cause? Kyra and Jacob have a … 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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“Yuletide treasure” by Andrea Kane

In “Yuletide Treasure“, the reader travels back in time to late autumn of the year 1860. We visit a grand manor house that has been closed off to the world for years, Farrington Manor, in Dorsetshire, makes for an atmospheric holiday read. … Continue reading

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“The mistletoe murder, and other stories” by P.D. James – Book Review

This book is a final gift from the esteemed novelist P.D. James.  A woman who understood the detective story inside and out, who had a deep understanding of human nature, and melded those two with a writing ability that continues … Continue reading

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“Death in profile” by Guy-Fraser Sampson – Book Review

In a police procedural mystery that pays homage to the great Dorothy L. Sayers, “Death in profile” is an excellent portrayal of dogged police work with little of the glitz and glamour of some other novels in the genre. As … Continue reading

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Appreciate the season

Every year at this time, I pull out a book that has been in my possession for many years.  I read it myself. I share it’s contents with friends.  This year I’m sharing it with you! I cannot read this … Continue reading

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Fictionophile now has over 1,000 followers!

I was very excited to note that my blog has just passed this coveted milestone.  I’m incredibly grateful to the 1,004 Fictionophile followers.  Thanks SO much!

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“A snow garden: and other stories” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

Every once in a while you find a writer that seems to have a way with words that seems to speak directly to you, the reader.  It is a talent coveted by many, and one that Rachel Joyce possesses.  Her … Continue reading

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20 questions with Eva Lesko Natiello (author of “The Memory Box”) + GIVEAWAY!

Eva Lesko Natiello is a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived her first novel, “The Memory Box“, an award-winning debut thriller. I’m excited to announce that she has graciously consented to an interview on Fictionophile. Also,  she … Continue reading

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