Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends the long awaited new fantasy novel by Susanna Clarke, Piranesi and finds it to be a gem of modern fantasy that was well worth the wait.
Pile by the Bed reviews V2 by Robert Harris, a novel which looks at the development and use of the V2 rocket in World War 2 and the attempts to prevent V2 attacks on London.
Pile by the Bed reviews the very British crime debut The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, featuring a group of unstoppable retiree amateur detectives.
Pile by the Bed reviews Summerwater by Sarah Moss – a series of incisive linked stories set on a single, rainy day at a Scottish holiday camp.
Pile by the Bed reviews Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell a joyful look at the late 1960s music scene which can stand alone but has plenty of connections to other Mitchell works.
Pile by the Bed reviews If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin, a debut thriller involving obsession and stalking.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Cleaner by Mark Dawson, rerelease of a title about a killer with a heart of gold that spawned a plenty of sequels.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sandpit by Nicholas Shakespeare, a post- Cold War thriller that grapples with the complexity of modern global affairs.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Constant Rabbit by British fabulist Jasper Fforde – a broad satire that takes on immigration and prejudice.
Pile by the Bed reviews Peace Talks by Tim Finch a meditative story of love and loss.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Lies an unreliable narrator thriller debut by Elizabeth Kay
Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Koli (The Ramparts #1) the start of a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by MR Carey
Pile by the Bed reviews The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley. Steampunk sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street set in late 19th Century Japan.
Pile by the Bed reviews Our Dark Secret, a dark coming of age tale by Jenny Quintana
Pile by the Bed’s 2016 review of Natasha Pulley’s steampunk fantasy debut The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Pile by the Bed reviews False Value, the eighth entry in Ben Aaronovitch’s always enjoyable urban fantasy meets crime Rivers of London Series
Pile by the Bed reviews The Menace from Farside by Ian McDonald, a YA novella set in the same universe as his Luna trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray, a high-concept post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devil by Nadia Dalbuono, the fifth in her Italian procedural series featuring Leone Scarmacio
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.