Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Elsewhere a collaboration between Keanu Reeves and China Mieville based on Reeves' graphic novel BZRKR and finds it interesting but less than the sum of its parts.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Spy by Ajay Chowdhury, the fourth book in his crime series featuring former Kolkata detective Kamil Rahman in which he shifts subgenre again into the realm of spies and terrorism.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Death in the Air by Ram Murali's debut - an unsatisfying Agatha Christie-style whodunnit set in an exlusive Indian spa resort.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Navola by Paolo Bacigalupi, the first entry in an dangerous medieval world centred around an Italianate city and a young man loathe to take up his family's mantle

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Pile by the Bed reviews Smoke by Michael Brissenden a crime thriller set in a California town impacted by wildfires.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Return to Blood by Michael Bennett, the second in his New Zealand crime series featuring Māori detective Hana Westerman.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Sarah Brooks debut fantasy novel The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands a heady mix of historical fantasy, steampunk and new weird.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Echo of Worlds by MR Carey, the conclusion to his multiverse meets killer robots Pandemonium duology.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Mal Goes to War by Edwartd Ashton a fish-out-of-water observational comedy dropped into a bloody conflict that considers what it means to be human.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Storm Child by Michael Robotham, the fourth book in his award-winning Haven and Cormack crime series and one that wraps up Evie Cormack's backstory.

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Pile by the Bed reviews My Father's House by Joseph O'Connor, historical fiction based on thr story of an Irish priest who saved prisoners of war in Italy in World War 2.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Lake of Souls by Anne Leckie, a collection of her short stories some of which connect to the wider universes of her novels.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky a robot led narrative that is in turns satirical, philosophical and insightful.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Enlightenment by Sarah Perry, set in Essex over three time periods - a heady mix of ideas, mystery and character.

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Pile By the Bed reviews Escape Velocity by Victor Manibo a crime novel set on a luxury space station that has class politics firmly on its mind.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Wings Upon Her Back by Samantha Mills, debut science fiction that explores issues around toxic relationships in a unique world

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Pile by the Bed reviews Kaliane Bradley's debut speculative fiction novel The Ministry of Time - part time travel tale, part bureaucratic satire, part historical exploration, part romcom and part thriller.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Tomorrow's Children by Daniel Polansky a chaotic romp set in a post-apocalyptic New York that wears its many influences on its sleeve.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Calypso by Oliver K Langmead a generation ship novel that deals with its complex ethical and moral issues through epic verse.

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Pile y the Bed reviews What I Would Do To You by Georgia Harper a speculative fiction debut that imagines a future Australia in which the death penalty has been brought back.

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The Spy by Ajay Chowdhury
Crime , Review / 19/07/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Spy by Ajay Chowdhury, the fourth book in his crime series featuring former Kolkata detective Kamil Rahman in which he shifts subgenre again into the realm of spies and terrorism.

Storm Child by Michael Robotham
Crime , Review / 28/06/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Storm Child by Michael Robotham, the fourth book in his award-winning Haven and Cormack crime series and one that wraps up Evie Cormack's backstory.