Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

Discussion Post: Author’s reactions to reviews

I’ve been blogging about books for quite some time now. For the most part things have gone smoothly. I seldom get any reaction to my reviews from authors, but for the most part the feedback I have gotten has been … Continue reading

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“The bird tribunal” by Agnes Ravatn – #BookReview #Orentober

I thought I’d repost a review from 2017 in honour of Orentober. What is Orentober you ask? It is the October celebration of the books and authors represented by Orenda Publishing. “The Bird Tribunal” was my favourite read of 2017 … Continue reading

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Horror thrillers on my TBR #OctoberReads

With myriad review commitments I seldom read the way I used to do before ‘The Blog‘. Then, I often read seasonally. That is beachy reads in the summer, Christmas reads at the end of the year and spooky reads in … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = ECHO

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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“Mosaic” by Caro Ramsay – Book Review

Megan Melvick is returning home to say goodbye to her dying sister. At only 28 years of age, her sister Melissa is dying of anorexia.  She arrives just in time… Next thing you know the family is planning Melissa’s funeral … Continue reading

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Introducing… “You Beneath Your Skin” by Damyanti Biswas #YouBeneathYourSkin @damyantig

All the author proceeds will go to Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks.   You Beneath Your Skin is a crime novel about the investigation of an acid attack on a woman from Delhi’s upper class, set against the backdrop … Continue reading

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“Deadland” by William Shaw – Book Review

Alex Cupidi lives in the atmospheric locale of Dungeness in Kent. She works for the Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A single mother of a seventeen year old daughter, Zoë, Alex faces challenges in both her work and her home life. … Continue reading

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Pushkin Press presents…. Margaret Millar @PushkinPress

Vastly successful in her day, Margaret Millar has now largely fallen out of popular consumption. Her psychologically complex thrillers have some of the best realised characters and most emotionally brilliant writing of all twentieth century crime, earning her a stream … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = DARK

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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Hello October – Fictionophile personal updates

Autumn is rolling along and I’m starting to realize that once again I won’t get all the books read in 2019 that I wanted to…  Do you go into ‘autumn panic’? This year has been a memorable one for our … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s September 2019 #bookhaul

I’ve been trying to request fewer titles each month in an effort to get a handle on my TBR and review commitments. This month I wasn’t very successful. There are just SO many wonderful titles available… For the entire month … Continue reading

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“The Lying Room” by Nicci French – Book Review

Neve Connolly is just trying to slog through her life. She is the main earner for her family and the never-ending responsibilities, and having to be there for everyone, is tipping her over the edge…  The daily grind of work, … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jeff Richards author of “Lady Killer” – Guest Post #authorinterview

“Lady Killer” by Jeff Richards Published 2019 by Main Street Rag ISBN 9781599487380 Blurb: Mitch Lovett, a recently divorced father of two, wasn’t looking for anything serious—but when he fooled around with an old friend, Dee Wynn, serious was what … Continue reading

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“The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley – Book Review

“Some people, given just the right amount of pressure, taken out of their usual, comfortable environments, don’t need much encouragement at all to become monsters.” “There is something unnerving about the isolation, knowing how far we are from everything.” Seven … Continue reading

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Books on my TBR that have an autumn ‘vibe’

Autumn is my favourite time of the year. The fall colours, the crisp air, wearing sweaters, and of course… reading snuggled up under a lovely afghan. I was scanning my Goodreads TBR and noticed that several of the books on … Continue reading

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