The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

'The Martian' centres around the eponymous Martian, also known as Mark Watney, skilled botanist and mechanical engineer, who is sent on one of the Mars missions...

The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin

The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin

'The Axeman's Jazz' follows the story of the famous 1918-19 New Orleans serial killer, targeting Italian-Americans, and three different people's attempts to solve the crime before the killer strikes...

Five favourites of 2012

2012 was a good reading year for me – I set myself a challenge to read 100 books and I made it, just. Here’s a short list of five titles released last year that really stood out...

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It is Nick and Amy Dunne’s wedding anniversary. It should be a celebration, but there is a problem. Amy is gone. What has happened to his Nick's wife? They do say marriage can be killer...

Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles

are of Wooden Floors' is an unusual novel, in which our unnamed narrator is drafted over to house-sit his friend Oskar’s immaculately maintained flat in an anonymous Eastern European city and look...