Tag Archives: Canadian authors

“An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

The ten guests that are staying at Mitchell’s Inn in the Catskills all have their own personal and diverse reasons for being there. Criminal defense attorney David Paley is there to unwind from a stressful career and to escape the … Continue reading

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“Malagash” by Joey Comeau – Book Review

As soon as I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I just knew I had to read it. The place name alone cinched it. As I sit in my cottage on a warm, though blustery day, I am just a … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Margaret Gracie (#Authorinterview)

Today Fictionophile welcomes Canadian debut author Margaret Gracie.  Margaret has generously agreed to answer my questions and share her writing journey with us. Margaret’s book has recently been published by The Porcupine’s Quill. F  Congratulations on the publication of “Plastic”! … Continue reading

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“At the heart of the missing” by Annie Daylon – Book Review

Set in the beautiful city of Vancouver,  “At the heart of the missing” introduces the reader to some very interesting characters. Life has not treated them fairly, but then, is life ever fair? “What good are memories if there is … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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“Safe as houses” by Susan Glickman – Book Review

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of ‘cozy mystery’ and women’s fiction, then “Safe as houses” might just be for you! Set in the Hillcrest Village area of Toronto, the novel features as protagonist a former librarian turned bookshop … Continue reading

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“Walt” by Russell Wangersky – Book Review

Take a reading journey to Newfoundland – or to what we in Atlantic Canada affectionately call “The Rock”.   Set in modern day St. John’s,  Newfoundland’s capital city, the novel features a solitary, fifty-something grocery store janitor named “Walt“.    Walt is … Continue reading

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