A Beano-inspired slice of murderous Victoriana has scooped this year's Dundee International Book Prize and £10,000 for its author.
Good judgment or luck? You cough up $40,000 for the memoirs of an unknown American senator after seeing his photograph in a bookshop. He defeats Hilary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and goes on to become America's first black president.
Saturday's line-up at Dundee Literary Festival prolonged the week's pattern of appreciative audiences being knocked for six by wonderful words.
Pat Mills, launch editor of the famous science fiction comic 2000AD, led the legends of comics who took part in Dundee's latest Comics Conference.
The work of more than 200 artists is on show at Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, which is celebrating 40 years of success.
Livewire was the name given to the event that opened day two of Dundee Literary Festival.
The fourth Dundee Literary Festival is under way, and is co-sponsored by The Courier.
Dundee group the Nethergate Writers have seen sales of their fourth book Whodunwhat take off well in the days since its launch, proving there is a strong demand for fiction written by the area's talent.
The 2002 novel Life of Pi won Yann Martel the Man Booker Prize. An international bestseller with more than seven million copies sold, it catapulted its Canadian author to fame. Ahead of his appearance at the Dundee Literary Festival on June 9, Yann told Jack McKeown about his latest work, Beatrice and Virgil.
Broughty Ferry-born writer Neil Forsyth shot to fame with Other People's Money the extraordinary true tale of teenage fraudster Elliot Castro. Since then he's taken on internet scammers and penned a work of fiction exposing the tricks used by psychics. Ahead of his appearance at Dundee Literary Festival, Neil told Jack McKeown about fake psychics, jewel theft and Asia's worst prison.