Monthly Archives: March 2019

Police Procedural series I want to start – Part III

I can’t help myself. Police procedurals, particularly those set in the United Kingdom, are probably my favourite type of read.  Part 1 and 2 of this blog series was SO rewarding, that I thought I’d give it another go. The … Continue reading

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“Undertow” by Anthony J. Quinn – Book Review

Blurb:  The body of a dead police detective drifts ashore at Lough Neagh. What appears to be a simple case of suicide takes on a more sinister tone when Detective Celcius Daly travels across the Irish border to the desolate … Continue reading

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Older male protagonists? – I love them!

Someone asked me recently “What is your favourite book?” (I know right – it’s like picking a favourite child) Near the top of my list is “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.  Then… I started thinking, and I discovered … Continue reading

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Friday Finds (Gems I found on the Internet) #FF

As a book blogger, I can never seem to read fast enough to suit my ever-growing TBR. Have YOU ever wondered just how fast you read? Here is a little quiz that might shed some light on the matter: As … Continue reading

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“Perfect Remains” by Helen Fields – Book Review

A while back, I polled my followers so that YOU could pick which police procedural series I should begin next. The first poll was a resounding success with the recommendation of “For Reasons Unknown” by Michael Wood. This second poll … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = BITTER

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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“The Ludlow Ladies’ Society” by Ann O’Loughlin – Book Review

Connie Carter is reeling from the death of her five-year-old daughter, Molly. Her husband, Ed Carter, murdered their daughter, and then himself. Grief stricken, she suffers a break-down and for two years barely gets through the interminable days. Now, she … Continue reading

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20 Questions with J.S. Strange #authorinterview

Today on Fictionophile, I am featuring an interview with J.S. Strange, the author of “Murder on the Rocks” a mystery series debut set in Cardiff, Wales. Welcome to Fictionophile Jack! Congratulations on the publishing of your new mystery novel with … Continue reading

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#BookReviews: How late is too late?

As a book blogger, I often have the privilege of reading and reviewing books near or even sometimes before their publication date. It is sometimes unspoken, but always understood that reviewing a book near to its release date is optimum. … Continue reading

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“Between the Lies” by Michelle Adams – Book Review

The protagonist of this thriller, Chloe Daniels, has been in a horrible car accident on a rainy Sussex night. She has a traumatic head wound as well as broken ribs, a lacerated leg, and other smaller injuries. But most importantly, … Continue reading

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