Lee Child's thrillers have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages.
But the best-selling author speaks only one language when it comes to football - he's an ardent Villa fan.
And although his books feature American tough-guy Jack Reacher, they are also littered with claret and blue characters.
To check out the cast of Villans don't miss our exclusive interview with New York-based Child in the matchday programme for the game against Newcastle.
He also reveals how he came to support Villa - and how he got his own biggest thrill.
This issue also finds Darren Bent on Coronation Street and we also welcome new boys Alan Hutton and Jermaine Jenas.
There's an in-depth interview with Richard Dunne as the dynamic defender discusses his return to form and his desire to score more goals.
We also have the manager's notes from Alex McLeish, with the gaffer previewing the exciting game.
There are the engaging columns with Stiliyan Petrov and Stan Collymore and a comprehensive look at our visitors.
Add to that, fun and games for the kids, a look at our fan fans and the latest in our series of 'My Favourite Villan' and we think you'll agree the Villa News & Record is a must-have.
The new-look publication, still only £3, also has a striking, fab glossy front cover and giant, mega poster - with skipper Petrov the main attraction in both cases.
Make sure you get hold of the Villa News & Record, sold all around the ground on Saturday.
You can also get hold of back issues on the day for games against Blackburn, Hereford and Wolves as well as old specials from Villa v Newcastle games from February 1998 and October 1985.
Subscriptions for home Premier League games are available to Villa fans across the globe at the following prices (including p&p): UK: £57, Europe: £100, ROW: £165.
Make sure you do not miss out on any of the action by ordering yours today.
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