Monthly Archives: December 2018

“For the Missing” by Lina Bengtsdotter – Book Review

“The award-winning, global bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her.” Charlie (Charline) Lager is a police detective working in Stockholm for the … Continue reading

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“Dry Bones” by Sally Spencer – Book Review

Last year I read “The Shivering Turn” which was the first in the Jennie Redhead series. With “Dry Bones” we revisit private investigator Jennie as she attempts to solve three murders which took place decades apart. For those who haven’t … Continue reading

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Proud to be a #bookblogger

To quote another blogger who is just starting out “I’ve found my tribe“.  The book blogging community has made my retirement twice as enjoyable as it would have been otherwise.  As I waste my time spend a lot of enjoyable … Continue reading

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“The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths – Book Review

In the beginning we meet Clare Cassidy, an attractive, divorced, school teacher and single mum living in West Sussex with her teenage daughter and much-loved dog. She teaches creative writing in the English Department of Talgarth High, the same school … Continue reading

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Discussion Post: Blog comments

As a book blogger, I love it when someone comments on one of my posts.  Therefore, I try to comment on other blogs whenever time permits and I feel I have an opinion to voice.   Today, I received a comment … Continue reading

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Cozy Mysteries – do their covers do them a disservice?

I have several blogging friends and a couple ‘real life’ friends who adore ‘cozy‘ mysteries. Definition of a ‘Cozy’ mystery (from Wikipedia) Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = Memory

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Bright Stars” by Sophie Duffy – Book Review

Cameron Spark‘s life has not turned out as he had once hoped. He is the youngest of four brothers, whose dear Mum died when he was just an adolescent. Once he was the bright one, the studious, nerdy, asthmatic, clumsy … Continue reading

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Hello December (Fictionophile updates & November’s #bookhaul)

During the month of November I added NINE titles to my TBR 3 purchases + 6 review commitments I received 3 titles from NetGalley in November “River Bodies” by Karen Katchur Blurb: A body just turned up in the small town … Continue reading

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