BELFAST bookshop No Alibis has already been the centre of the north's crime fiction universe for over 20 years now, but the Botanic Avenue bookstore has just further cemented its legendary status by branching out into publishing.
AS A schoolboy studying history in Dublin some decades ago, I was intrigued by the way in which teachers and textbooks treated the 25-year period between the death of Charles Stewart Parnell and the 1916 Rising.
CATHY Kelly's heart is "simply broken" as she faces up to the prospect of losing her closest friend, fellow best-selling Irish author Emma Hannigan, who recently confirmed that she's losing her fight against cancer.
The Boy on the Shed was released yesterday - a book written by a footballer that is much more than just a football book. Neil Loughran talks to author and former Newcastle United winger Paul Ferris about the long and winding road that led him to this point...
WANT to look like Davina McCall, with her Garnier certified hair, chiselled six-pack and megawatt smile? Well, we can't guarantee the TV star's new sugar-free cookbook Davina's Kitchen Favourites will give you all three, but the former Big Brother presenter must have a few tricks up her sleeve to look so fantastic and be in such incredible shape at 50.
IT TOOK me a while to get around to ex-Them organist Jackie McAuley's new rock memoir I, Sideman (sorry again, Jackie) but once I did pick up the Co Derry muso's compelling account of being a multi-instrumental hired gun during the musical explosion of the 1960s and 70s, it was hard to put it down again.
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.