LAST year, Belfast author Neil Walker's crime debut Drug Gang drew rave reviews from readers who enjoyed the Amazon ebook best-seller's highly readable combination of lean prose, tight plotting and wince-inducing ultra-violent mayhem.
The book: Ultimate Fit Food by Gordon Ramsay Who will love it? Anyone who's looking at their gut thinking, 'I need to do something about this,' and any bona fide gym bunnies who want to switch from protein shakes to more interesting flavoured meals that will still enhance fitness and training.
BUG-EYED guitar menacer Wilko Johnson has had quite the life, from stalking stages with ace pub rock combo Dr Feelgood to appearing in Game of Thrones and beating a cancer initially mis-diagnosed as terminal.
SO, WHAT are we going to be reading in 2018? Well, there's a plethora of big anniversaries, a promise of 'the next Girl On The Train' and, of course, a certain royal wedding on the horizon – all of which will throw up plenty of possibilities.
JANUARY is, typically, the time to delete Domino's from your speed dial, stop idly scrolling through Instagram and make some solid plans to atone for the unmentionable sins committed during Twixmas – the ambiguous period between Christmas and New Year, when most of us lose all sense of time and calories consumed.
AS A child surrounded by magnificent African wildlife – often having to chase a stray monkey from her garden – Co Down artist and illustrator, Alison Soye, developed a natural affinity for the larger-than-life animals she encountered when living in Rwanda and Malawi.
ASIDE from being one of architects who helped bring about the IRA ceasefire which precipitated the peace process, former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Albert Reynolds has another legacy; he encouraged a young pop music-mad seminarian to write about his passion.