WITH a cover-mounted claim that it's "darker than The Bridge and The Killing", crime fiction fans contemplating top Irish journalist Henry McDonald's first novel The Swinging Detective will know to expect complex characters who are as flawed as those in TV's top Scandi dramas.
DINNER parties have come a long way since Come Dine With Me unleashed a deluge of rectangular plates, fussy jus and peculiar wooden contraptions for presenting food and creating a 'spectacle' in the dining room.
COMEDIAN, actor and self-confessed workaholic Kevin Hart may be just 5ft 4in but he is a towering figure in the entertainment world, thanks to his sell-out stand-up tours and box office success with films such as Central Intelligence and Get Hard.
"I hate misery memoirs and I hate to read them," author Tony Macaulay says as he promotes his latest memoir, Little House on the Peace Line, which tells of his time living and working on what was known as Murder Mile during some of the worst days of the Troubles.
ARE we having the wrong conversations about mental health? Limerick-born author Dan Mooney raises the question with his debut novel Me, Myself and Them and shows that humour can be found in many places, even if it is very dark.