Pile by the Bed reviews House on Endless Waters by Israeli author Emuna Elon. The book explores the fate of the Jews of Holland in World War II and in particular the hiding of children to save them from transportation.
Pile by the Bed’s 2016 review of Natasha Pulley’s steampunk fantasy debut The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Pile by the Bed reviews Shepherd by Catherine Jinks, a book which uses convict era Australia as the setting for a compulsive cat and mouse thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Greenwood by Michael Christie – a compulsively readable, beautifully observed, deeply felt and rich multigenerational family saga
Pile by the Bed reviews A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes, a slightly magically realist romance of sorts that takes as its jumping off point Jamaican independence.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Murder on Malabar Hill – the start of a new historical crime series by Sujata Massey set in 1920s India and featuring Perveen Mistry, one the country’s only female lawyers
Pile by the Bed reviews The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry (Raven and Fisher #2) historical crime fiction sequel to The Way of All Flesh.
Pile By the Bed’s top 5 picks for 2019 (with 4 honourable mentions)
Pile by the Bed reviews Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer a fantasy novel that picks up with Marian twelve years after the well known Robin Hood stories.
Pile by the Bed reviews Your House Will Pay the debut novel by Steph Cha that explores the ongoing echoes of 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Pile by the Bed reviewes To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek, a journey across England in 1348, a time of impending plague
Pile by the Bed reviews In Darkness Visible by Tony Jones, which looks at the Balkan war and its aftermath, sequel to his historical thriller The Twentieth Man.
Pile By the Bed reviews The Nickel Boys, by Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, the story of a reformatory school in Florida in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross, a historical thriller in which one man takes on Nazi sympathisers in America before World War II
Pile by the Bed reviews Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry, the story of two ageing Irish gangsters and finds it to be a cross between Samuel Beckett and Quentin Tarrantino
Pile by the Bed reviews Bone China the latest gothic offering from Laura Purcell.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott, a debut novel about the creation and distribution of Doctor Zhivago during the Cold War.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman, a timely historical crime novel that explores Baltimore in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff using pulp horror and science fiction tropes to explore racism in America in the 1950s.
Pile by the Bed reviews the novel version of Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke – a “stunning work of fantasy”.