Alex Meehan

Alex Meehan

Powerful story of hope and heroin

Powerful story of hope and heroin

Hellfire, by Mia Gallagher, Penguin Ireland, €19.10.

No room for heroes in violent tale

No room for heroes in violent tale

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No room for heroes in violent tale

No room for heroes in violent tale

The Bedroom Secrets Of The Master Chefs, by Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, €14.99.

The tale of a tall ship

The tale of a tall ship

In theory, a cruise should be the ideal holiday, allowing you to stay in luxurious surroundings and visit varied and interesting places every day.

Full steam ahead in SA

Full steam ahead in SA

In a world where time is money and travellers routinely compromise comfort for speed, the idea of taking a long-haul train journey could seem like a massive waste of time.

As close as you’ll get to Tom Waits

As close as you’ll get to Tom Waits

Innocent When You Dream: Tom Waits: The Collected Interviews, edited by Mac Montandon, Orion Books, €21.90.

Irish thriller set in dotcom-frenzy years

Irish thriller set in dotcom-frenzy years

Aisling Ltd, by Sean Hartnett, Hag’s Head Press, €13.

Irish thriller set in dotcom-frenzy years

Irish thriller set in dotcom-frenzy years

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Rankin, Rebus and making crime pay

Rankin, Rebus and making crime pay

Described by the legendary detective writer James Ellroy as the “King of Tartan Noir", Ian Rankin is about as well-known as modern fiction writers get.

Review of the week: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Review of the week: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Cinema: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, directed by Garth Jennings, at cinemas nationwide from April 29.