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It's comforting to think women accused of murder are tried on evidence, rather than looks or sexual behaviour.
The woman behind the popular Shetland crime series - Ann Cleeves - reveals which fictional detectives make it into her top five.
Dalila does for the Home Office what I, Daniel Blake did for the Department of Work and Pensions, documenting in detail the effects on an individual that interminable bureaucracy creates.
David Balme will be forever be known as the 20-year-old hero who, on May 9, 1941, boarded a German U-boat in the mid-Atlantic and captured one of the greatest secrets of World War II.
This is a hugely accomplished and brilliantly drawn tragicomic farce about life in Nigeria, written by one of the country's brightest young stars.
She was born in a workhouse and never got a formal education.
The full line-up for Aberdeen's new crime writing festival has been announced.
If you've ever been told to tidy up your desk by your boss, make sure Secret Santa delivers them a copy of this book.
Maybe it's the confidential nature of a therapy session between a patient and a professional that makes the concept of them so intriguing.
She's the north-east teenager who has become a literary star after writing a series of best-selling books.
Mark Mills has enjoyed a strong career since transitioning from screenplays to prose, even if the twin successes of debut Amagansett and 2006's bestselling follow-up, The Savage Garden have proven difficult to repeat.
David Grossman, bestselling author of Falling Out Of Time and To The End Of The Land, has been called the finest Israeli novelist writing today.
There is something curiously fascinating about being offered a snapshot of another person's everyday life, their internal dialogue, their everyday struggles and the choices they make.
The son of a crofter on the island of Yell, Bobby Tulloch was known to his pals as ‘Tucker’.
The Sun Is Also A Star is an unashamed love story, but even though it's about two 17-year-olds who manage to meet and fall desperately in love in the space of one single day, author Nicola Yoon manages to scrape through without succumbing to implausibility and mushiness.
Book Review: Somebody To Love: The Life, Death And Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne
Even in a time notable for larger-than-life characters, Freddie Mercury stood out.
Will Tye suffers a life-altering accident after falling from the roof of his university building.
From the outset, award-winning author Belinda Bauer has crafted a fast-paced book.
Not the cheeriest of novels, The Dark Flood Rises is a meditation on old age and inevitable death.
Racial prejudice has never been more open and prevalent than in recent months, in the wake of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as the new US President and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some history is written from a genuinely neutral perspective, some attempts to hide the ideological slant of the author, whilst some makes no such effort.
This slim volume is a writer's last will and testament. In it, award-winning Australian novelist Cory Taylor (Me And Mr Booker), who passed away on July 5, takes stock of her life and states her final wishes.
Colson Whitehead's latest novel charts the journey of one slave's desperate escape from the hell of the southern plantation she was born in.
Read beyond the initial awkwardness of childhood friends Kate and Oliver's tenuous romance and you're rewarded with a book so richly engaging, you'll want to savour it sparingly.
When Jane Chisolm was born on a farm in rural America, she was, as her doctor often told her, a 'normal girl'.
If you’re a fan of period dramas but the prospect of reading a heavy tome puts you off, Shirley McKay’s new book is ideal.
The issue I have with some whisky guides is that they often tend to focus on the bottles from the upper end of the market.
Detective John Rebus has been retired for a couple of years, but is finding it difficult to let go.
Pulitzer Prize nominee Alison McGhee (Shadow Baby) and Kathi Appelt, who was awarded a Newbery Honor for The Underneath, about an unloved cat and dog living under a house, have teamed up to tell this gently beautiful story of how we deal with death.
English teachers at schools everywhere ought to plunge into this thoroughly impressive and convincing re-reading of Jane Austen's works - but it will throw all their lesson plans into disarray.
Welsh author Cynan Jones plugs directly into the reader's nightmares with his fifth novel, an ultra-minimalist tale of an injured man adrift at sea in a wrecked fishing boat.
Irish-born Cecelia Ahern is one of the biggest names in so-called 'chick lit'.