THE Night Bird (Kindle edition) by Brian Freeman: Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn’t like coincidences.

When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco - as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks - Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein.

Frankie’s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories and all the victims were her patients.

As Frost and Frankie carry out their own investigations, the case becomes increasingly personal - and dangerous.

Long-submerged secrets surface as someone called the Night Bird taunts the pair with cryptic messages pertaining to the deaths. Soon Frankie is forced to confront strange gaps in her own memory, and Frost faces a killer who knows the detective’s worst fears.

As the body count rises and the Night Bird circles ever closer, a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor race to solve the puzzle before a cunning killer claims another victim.


AARYN Flynn, Bioware's general manager, has confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will not have a DLC season pass.

The previous games have never offered this anyway. However, at this stage it is unclear whether this means future content will be free or paid for individually.

Andromeda will be released on March 23.


CARNIVAL 56's launch party is set to be a smash hit.

Hosted by Arielle Free (including DJ set), punters will be treated to performances from the likes of Be Charlotte and Model Aeroplanes in Dundee's Fat Sam's.

Tickets for the event, taking place on Friday, March 3, are £10 and are available from

This night of musical mayhem will prelude the main shindig, which will be held over August 12-13 at Camperdown Park.

The fest, named after the coordinates of Dundee, will be large enough to host 15,000 fans and will feature five live music areas including a main stage, big top tent and VIP section along with bars and food concessions.


TWIN Peaks will be back on the box in America on Sunday, May 21.

The cult David Lynch/Mark Frost series will return with a two-hour premiere.

Showtime president David Nevins revealed that the third and fourth episodes will be available immediately to the cable network's subscribers.

Initially, Lynch and Frost wrote one script that was filmed under Lynch's direction. The dynamic duo then broke it down into episodes during the editing process.

Nevins confirmed that the new season will consist of 18 instalments.

He said: "David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime. I think the version of Twin Peaks you're going to see is the pure heroin version of Twin Peaks and I'm very excited to be putting that out."

Showtime's Gary Levine added: "It's hard to fathom what Twin Peaks in a social media world will be and we're really looking forward to the ride."


SNOWBOMBING is a festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs and white-hot parties.

It’s a whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria.

Days are spent skiing, boarding, enjoying music on mountain top stages or relaxing in the spa of a luxury hotel.

Nights deliver cutting edge performances in unique venues, from a mountain top igloo 6,000 feet above sea level to enchanted forest clearings, cosy alpine lodges, atmospheric medieval barns and an impressive selection of après ski bars and clubs.

It’s regarded by many as The Greatest Show on Snow: Mystical. Musical. Without Equal.

Taking place between April 3-8, Snowbombing welcomes another jam-packed bill.

From Chase & Status, Blossoms, Slaves and Courteeners to the likes of Kink, Gorgon City and Groove Armada.

To see the full line-up, tickets and travel packages, go to


LA LA Land has scooped 11 BAFTA nominations.

After taking home a basket of Golden Globes at the weekend, the musical looks set to do the same on our side of the pond.

The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will compete for awards including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film.

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals followed behind with nine nominations each, while Manchester By the Sea came away with six.

British films flying the flag included Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake earning four nominations alongside Lion, Florence Foster Jenkins, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight.

The glittering ceremony will take place on February 12 at the Royal Albert Hall.


US PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has branded Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep "overrated" and a "Hillary flunky".

His scathing Twitter comments were in response to Streep's Golden Globe speech whilst accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her lifetime of notable work.

During the ceremony, Streep took the opportunity to denounced Trump's campaign and criticised him for mocking a disabled reporter.

She said: "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was real life.

"This instinct to humiliate when it's modelled by someone in the public, by someone powerful, it filters down into everyone's life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same."

Trump has always denied he mocked the reporter, which he again highlighted in his Twitter response.

What I find amusing is that one of the world's most powerful men is getting his knickers in a twist about a Hollywood star's opinion. ISIS must be shaking in their boots.