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 Highfire by Eoin Colfer, who has moved from children’s fanatsy to more adult fare.
Pile by the Bed reviews Bone Silence, the third and for now final book in Alastair Reynolds’ Revenger series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Body Tourists by Jane Rogers – exploring the popular scifi trope of transferring consciousness.
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 reviews John Le Carre’s latest spy novel Agent Running in the Field in which a disillusioned spy deals with Trump, Brexit and the Russians.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson – the final stunning volume in the mind-bending Wormwood trilogy.
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 The Burning Land, the debut novel by BBC journalist George Alagiah set in South Africa and finds it timely and engaging.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Truants a campus-based coming of age debut by Kate Weinberg
Pile by the Bed reviews Bone China the latest gothic offering from Laura Purcell.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Second Sleep by Robert Harris – a medieval post-apocalyptic thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lost Acre, the last volume in Andrew Caldecott’s very English fantasy Rotherweird trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews This is Gomorrah a fictional thriller about the dark web by tech philosopher Tom Chatfield
Pile by the Bed reviews Linda Grant’s eighth novel – A Stranger City – exploring the consequences of Brexit-era nationalism on the rich multicultural traditions of London.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Dangerous Crime a page-turning and thematically rich crime thriller by Deborah O’Connor
Pile by the Bed reviews The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch a stand alone novella set in his Rivers of London universe
Pile by the Bed reviews Jess Kidd’s third novel Things in Jars – a Victorian crime thriller with a supernatural edge.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Ice House by Tim Clare, follow up to his 2015 fantasy debut The Honours.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Porpoise by Mark Haddon and finds it a vital retelling of classic Greek stories.