Pile by the Bed reviews The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Silent Patient, the debut psychological thriller from Alex Michalides

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Pile by the Bed reviews Shadow Captain the second book in Alastair Reynolds' space pirate Revenger series

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Pile by the Bed reviews the Golden State by Ben H Winters - a dystopia with noir crime undertones.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Foe by Iain Reid

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Pile by the Bed reviews Twisted, the new stand alone thriller by Steve Cavanagh

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Pile by the Bed reviews Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

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Pile by the Bed reviews Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar

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Pile by the Bed reviews Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby

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Pile by the Bed reviews Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Pile by the Bed reviews Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox, Conkaffey and Pharrell #3

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Pile by the Bed reviews Wrecked by Joe Ide, IQ #3

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Promised Land by Barry Maitland, Brock and Kolla #12

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Pile by the Bed reviews Flight Risk by Michael McGuire

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Pile by the Bed reviews Someone Like Me by M R Carey

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Pile By the Bed's Top 5 crime fiction books for 2018 with 5 honourable mentions

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Pile by the Bed reviews Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch, Book 7 of the Rivers of London Series

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Pile by the Bed Top 5 Science Fiction picks (and 3 honourable mentions) for 2018

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Keigo Higashino is one of Japan’s best selling crime novelists. He has won and been nominated for a number of Japanese and international crime awards, has a number of long running series and a number of books turned into films. His latest book to be translated into English (by translator Giles Murray), Newcomer, shows again why that is the case. Helpfully, Newcomer opens with a cast of characters. Most of the list are associated with one of a ...

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John Grisham’s first book A Time to Kill was set in the fictional town of Clanton in the Mississippi region of Ford County. He has returned to Ford County a few times in his career and in The Reckoning he is back again. This is Clanton in 1946, just after the end of the Second World War, still surviving on cotton and low paid labour. When the book opens Pete Banning is preparing to commit an act which will reverberate through that small commun...

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The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

The sinking of the Titanic, now over one hundred years ago, is still one of the most famous disasters in history. So it is no wonder that it has been the subject of countless books and films. Given this, the question has to be whether there is the appetite for yet another novel exploring this incident. The answer, strongly given by David Dyer in his debut The Midnight Watch, is an unqualified yes. The Midnight Watch is not primarily ...

Fall by Candice Fox
Crime , Recommended / 23/01/2016

  Eden Archer, Australia’s answer to Dexter Morgan, and her damaged partner Frank Bennett are back at work in Fall, investigating a series of murders of women joggers. Underlying this investigation is another one by Frank’s lover (and former psychologist) Imogen, who solves cold cases in her spare time and is closing in on Eden’s true identity. There is plenty else going on in Fall, with Eden’s ex-crimelord father Hades having a...

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
Fantasy , Literature , Review / 05/01/2016

Patrick deWitt has gone into fractured fairytale territory in his latest novel. Undermajordomo Minor, set somewhere in Europe, sometime in the nineteenth century comes complete with castles, dukes, battles, pickpockets, chambermaids and the titular majordomo. Lucien “Lucy” Minor needs to leave home. He lands himself a job as assistant to Olderclough, the majordomo  of the Castle von Aux. On arrival, Lucy finds that Olderclough’s prev...