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Fictionophile · 1d ago

Cover Love: part 23 – Yellow coats

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my t...
Fictionophile · 2d ago

“All things cease to appear” by Elizabeth Brundage

“A novel that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.” The old farmhouse in upstate ...
Fictionophile · 3d ago

“ough” x 9 pronunciations

Early this month I wrote a blog post called “Glorious, complicated, perverse English language“.  It was fun to write and I enjoyed reading the many comments on the post. One comment though w...
Fictionophile · 6d ago

Series to Savour 7 – Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway mysteries

This morning, as I peruse my lovely bookshelves I spy one of my all-time favorite series and realize that I have not yet posted about it on my “Series to Savour” blog series. Well, that must...
Fictionophile · 1w ago

Canadian “Authors for Indies Day” is almost here!

Why do Canadians love their neighbourhood independent bookstores? Indie bookstores build community, make for great spots to hang out, celebrate literary diversity and serve as that place whe...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooney

It is New Year’s Eve and Lillian Boxfish, age 85, leaves her cat Phoebe, and her apartment in Murray Hill to dine alone at one of her favorite restaurants.  She is early so she decides to go...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

Fictionophile’s ‘philes’

Adding ‘phile‘ to the end of a word denotes ‘lover of‘ When I began this blog I was going to use Fiction-phile, but after some thought decided that Fiction-o-phile sounded cooler.  It sort o...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“I see you” by Clare Mackintosh

Last year my #1 thriller read was “I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh.  It was a debut novel and I couldn’t imagine that she could possibly retain that caliber in a second novel. She did! “I ...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

Cover Love: part 22 – Water on glass

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my t...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

“The goldfish bowl” by Laurence Gough

“The Goldfish Bowl“, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada is the first of thirteen police procedural novels featuring Detectives Willows and...