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Pile by the Bed reviews The Partisan by Patrick Worrall - a debut Cold War thriller with chess at its centre and roots back to World War 2.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley, historical fiction set in the 1960s and based on the true story of a Soviet radiation research facility.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Ordinary Monsters (The Talents #1) by JM Miro - a tense Victorian-era fantasy involving children with powers and an existential threat to the world.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Wrong Woman by JP Pomare, a well placed, well plotted twisty stand-alone thriller.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh, the seventh in his consistently enjoyable Eddie Flynn conman-turned-lawyer series .

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Pile by the Bed reviews May God Forgive by Alan Parks, the fifth book is in his gritty Harry McCoy series set in 1970s Glasgow.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a reimnagining of the HG Wells classic set in 19th Century Mexico.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Upgrade by Blake Crouch a fast paced thriller that takes on issues of genetic engineering, the responsibities of power and climate change.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Enclave by Claire G Coleman, a dystopian thriler in which a young woman learns there is more to the world than her strictly controlled walled community.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill - an amatuer sleuth mystery wrapped in a metatextual exploration of crime fiction.

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Pile by the Bed reviews With a Mind to Kill, the third Ian Fleming-style James Bond thriller by Anthony Horowitz, this one set late in the famour agent's career.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Stone Town by Margaret Hickey - Australain crime fiction set in rural South Australia and follow up to her debut Cutter's End.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Diplomat by Chris Womersley, a character study of a recovering addict dealing with the ghosts of his past and follow up to his 2013 novel Cairo.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers a story which reimagines the story of the men behind a series of complex British crop circles that appeared in the late 1980s.

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Pile by the Bed reviews All the Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami - a deep character piece that explores a woman seeking connection in modern Japan.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Cove by Alice Clark-Platts - an taut and effective domestic thriller set in a remote Malaysian resort.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Martyr, the second book in Anthony Ryan's Covenant of Steel trilogy which provides a propulsive set up for the final volume.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Goodbye Coast in which Joe Ide reinvents classic hard boiled detective Philip Marlowe in present day Los Angeles.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lying Beside you by Michael Robotham the third book in his outstanding Cyrus Haven / Evie Cormack crime series

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Pile by the Bed reviews Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister a crime novel with a time travel twist as a mother drifts back in time, reliving key moments in her life to try and discover why her son might have committed a crime.

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Stone Town by Margaret Hickey
Crime , Review / 18/07/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Stone Town by Margaret Hickey - Australain crime fiction set in rural South Australia and follow up to her debut Cutter's End.

The Martyr by Anthony Ryan
Fantasy , Review / 04/07/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews The Martyr, the second book in Anthony Ryan's Covenant of Steel trilogy which provides a propulsive set up for the final volume.