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Fictionophile · 7h ago

“Don’t believe a word” by Patricia MacDonald

In the 1990s I read several titles by Patricia MacDonald. They were all suspense novels that I quite enjoyed.  So… when I saw a book by this author offered on NetGalley, I jumped to request ...
Fictionophile · 1d ago

Cover Love: part 26 – Small boats

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

“Taking on water” by David Rawding

I chose to read this novel because one of the protagonists is a lobsterman.  Since I live in Nova Scotia, where lobster fishing is a huge industry, I thought it would be fun to read a myster...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“The gift” by Louise Jensen

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller  There is a fine line between paranoia and fear.  Does fear breed paranoia? Or, does paranoia breed fear? J...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“Delivering the truth” by Edith Maxwell

Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel  Blurb from Goodreads: Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps con­fi­dences as she attends births of the rich and poor a...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

Cover Love: part 25 – Dandelions

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

“Death of a ghost” by M.C. Beaton

Blurb from Goodreads: There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been see...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

Familial DNA in criminal investigations (Guest post by D.J. Swykert)

As a crime fiction reader, I’ve always been intrigued by DNA and how it is used to capture and prosecute criminals. Today, I want to welcome novelist David J. Swykert, the author of the crim...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

20 questions – interview with novelist Alison Baillie

After reading the novel “Sewing the shadows together” and posting my review, I contacted the author and asked her if she would grant an interview for Fictionophile.  To my delight she agreed...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

“Size matters” by Cathryn Novak

John Frederick is very rich. He lives in Frederick house and is attended by a housekeeper, gardeners, maids, etc.  Orphaned twenty years ago, at the age of sixteen, he lives alone in this va...