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The Family Corleone by Ed Falco is published in hardback by William Heinemann, priced pounds 18.99. Available now.

To many the mafia is just a myth, be it Sicily or Chicago, Naples or New York. Say the word mafia and many think of The Godfather.

When Ed Falco took on the monumental task of writing The Family Corleone - based on a screenplay by Godfather author Mario Puzo and billed as a prequel to the trilogy on the 'family' - the award-winning author and professor of English at Virginia Tech knew what he was taking on.

Falco has crafted fitting and wellwritten scene-setter for Don Vito Corleone and his family, in both senses of the word.

For anyone fascinated by America's criminal underworld, this latest instalment of one of its most infamous fictional families is compelling.

The Killing by David Hewson is published in hardback by Macmillan, priced pounds 12.99. Available May 24.

Former Sunday Times columnist and award-winning novelist David Hewson has sunk his teeth into the hit series The Killing, and given us an epic crime novel, a tie-in to the TV show. The plot of the book stays very similar to the plot of the original Danish series.

It opens with the discovery of a young girl's body on the outskirts of Copenhagen, and the case is taken by Detective Sarah Lund, who works on the case alongside Jan Meyer.

Hewson follows the series pretty much word for word. The best bit of the whole book is his alternative ending, which is a refreshing twist.

The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke is published in paperback by Piatkus, priced pounds 7.99. Available now.

The Boy Who Could See Demons is the second book by Belfast-born author Carolyn Jess-Cooke following her debut novel, The Guardian Angel's Journal, and highly-acclaimed poetry collection.

Ten-year-old Alex Broccoli has come under the scrutiny of social care after his single mother Cindy attempted to commit suicide. Anya Molokova, a consultant at MacNeice House Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit in Belfast, has come on board the case alongside the family's social worker.

At first, Anya is bemused and entertains Alex when the child claims to see demons, with one called Ruen being a particularly regular visitor, but she is left confused and unsure of what to think when some of her dark secrets are gradually revealed by the unwelcome caller.

Seen through the alternate viewpoints of Alex and Anya, The Boy Who Could See Demons is a riveting read, which will keep you hooked.

Elizabeth: Her Life, Our Times: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration by Alan Titchmarsh, is published in hardback by BBC Books, priced pounds 18. …

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