Wife and mother of one, Eleanor Flood knows she needs to get a grip on her life. Sleepwalking through her day until it's time for bed is hardly conducive to a fulfilling existence.
Magpie Murders can only be described as incredibly clever - but what else would you expect from Anthony Horowitz?
The sunny Canary Island of Fuerteventura is the seemingly innocuous setting for Thomas Rydahl's debut novel.
Pages devoured: 216. Embarrassing laugh-out-loud moments on public transport: numerous. Overall thoughts on latest Bridget Jones book: V.v.v. gd.
For myself, and I suspect a lot of mums of a certain age, it’s hard to think of Tobermory without bringing to mind, Balamory, the hugely popular children’s TV series.
You get three for the price of one with this lovely children’s book as it contains three funny, rhyming stories about a young boy from Troon.
Although it isn’t being launched until November 3, it is worth highlighting this book as one to look out for when it does hit the shelves.
Sir Chris Hoy is already a winner on the cycle track but something of a ‘gold’ author having found lots of new fans via the books he’s written with co-author, Joanna Nadin.
The final days of the Sri Lankan civil war were truly terrible for those caught up in it.
This haunting new novel and long-awaited sequel to the chilling Dark Matter by Michelle Paver certainly doesn't disappoint.
The veteran rocker's memoirs took seven years to write, and he's clearly dug deep; alongside the story of his triumphant musical career, the book contains the uncomfortable details of childhood as a grandmother-spoiled boy, depression, bereavements and relationship blunders.
In murky and misty Halfoak, Lizzie Higgs in found dead on the hearth, burned to death by her husband who is adamant his wife is a changeling.
The Irish village of Duneen, Ireland doesn't see much excitement. Sergeant PJ Collins is inactive and overweight and has never had a real crime to solve.
Rupert Wolfe Murray was afraid of travelling into the unknown but he managed to get away from a comfortable life in Scotland – he previously lived in Glen Strathfarrar near Beauly – and hitchhiked through Eastern Europe, India and Nepal and spent almost a year in Tibet, a country where foreign residents are forbidden.
Could you spend a year eating only animals that you had killed yourself? This was the brave project undertaken by Louise Gray and detailed in her fascinating new book The Ethical Carnivore.
It takes skill to write an engaging novel in which, for long stretches, nothing much happens.
The teenager who stabbed and killed Aberdeen school pupil Bailey Gwynne refused to be interviewed for the inquiry looking into the incident.
If you like a kooky read or are drawn to crime thrillers, but fancy something a little different, you wouldn't go far wrong by picking up Carl Hiaasen's Razor Girl.
Richard Mason's picaresque History Of A Pleasure Seeker garnered strong reviews back in 2011, cementing Mason's reputation as a skilled and versatile literary author.
Canadian-born Rachel Cusk's last novel, Outline, was shortlisted for a slew of awards, including the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction - and her follow-up, Transit, will undoubtedly draw similar acclaim.
Believing himself to be ugly, a young owl (the Howlat) decides to speak to the most handsome bird of all, the peacock, and ask his help so that nature can change him.
There must be something about taking to the high seas – and writing for children – that has brought Alexander McCall Smith back to his best.
Edinburgh is boring and a good Cullen skink is better than whisky: US tourist’s review of Scotland goes viral
When American Christian DeBaun decided to leave a "review" of his recent trip on a social media page, he probably didn't realise just how much attention it would get.
I thought I knew everything there was to know about John Lennon, but watching: Lennon, Through A Glass Onion, I became aware there were large chunks of his life I knew nothing about.
Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music. “I didn’t want to do it anymore, I was utterly burnt out,” she said.
A-listers George Clooney and Jodie Foster team up for this tense hostage thriller. Here’s what we thought about Money Monster
Money talks - and it says exceedingly ugly things - in Jodie Foster's tense hostage thriller, which unfolds largely in real time during a live television broadcast.
Stepping off of the train on a sunny March Saturday afternoon in Glasgow, we noticed a number of neon pink banners declaring proudly that PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW.
Two’s company, three’s a paranoia-riddled crowd in 10 Cloverfield Lane, a thrilling companion piece to the 2008 found-footage sci-fi Cloverfield, which witnessed an otherworldly attack on New York City through the lens of a resident’s camcorder.
Gertrude was still being a pain in the proverbial as we sought shelter at The Neuk in Old Portlethen, a traditional pub which has been providing a warm welcome to generations of locals and visitors alike for more years than I can remember.
As a big Christopher Brookmyre fan who fell a little bit out of love with the tartan noir artist when he shortened his name to Chris on the cover of his books, I approached Black Widow – by “Chris” – expecting to be disappointed.
A troubled Moray care home has made strides since its last review - though inspectors say there remains room for improvement.
We fade into a field of ripening barley. A bird sings, the crops shudder in a breeze and from out the landscape pops the face of Chris Guthrie - Sunset Song's protagonist.