Pile by the Bed reviews Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka (translated by Sam Malissa) – a comically violent thriller full of twists, turns, philosophy and a cast of bizarre but fascinating characters.
Pile by the Bed reviews Like Flies From Afar by K Ferrari – dark crime fiction in translation from Argentina.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Missing by Dirk Kurbjuweit (translated by Imogen Taylor) a fictionalised account of the hunt for the Butcher of Hannover.
Pile by the Bed reviews The April Dead by Alan Parks, the fourth book in his Harry McCoy crime series set in 1970s Glasgow.
Pile by the Bed reviews Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke a serial killer cold case story featuring a true crime podcaster as the amateur detective.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Girl Remains by Katherine Firkin, her follow up to Sticks and Stones which takes Detective Emmett Corban to the Mornington Peninsula to take up a twenty year old cold case.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Best Thing You Can Steal by Simon R Green – an urban fantasy that leans heavily on heist tropes.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hyde by Craig Russell a gothic police-procedural reimagining of the story behind Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde
Pile by the Bed reviews What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch, the latest novella set in his Rivers of London universe featuring precocious teenager Abigail.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dangerous Women by Hope Adams a reimgaining of the voyage of the women’s convict ship Rajah and the creation of the Rajah Quilt.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Long, Long Afternoon – debut historical crime fiction by Inga Vesper set in Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
Pile by the Bed reviews City of Vengeance a debut crime novel by screenwriter DV Bishop set in and around historical events in 16th Century Florence
Pile by the Bed reviews Fog by Polish author Kaja Malanowska (translated by Bill Johnson) – crime fiction effectively used to explore a range of social issues in modern Poland.
Pile By The Bed reviews and recommends Smoke, the fifth book in Joe Ide’s IQ series
Pile by the Bed reviews One, Night New York, a crime fiction debut that explores 1930s New York by Lara Thompson.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Silent Listener, the debut novel by Lyn Yeowart dealing with the dark side of living in rural Australia in the second half of the twentieth century.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald – using crime fiction to explore some of the moral and ethical issues around domestic and family violence.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lightseekers the debut crime fiction novel by Nigerian author Femi Kayode
Pile by the Bed reviews The Beach Caves by Trevor Shearston which takes readers back to the 1970s with a focus on the heightened emotions of a team of archaeologists and their students and the consequences .of their actions.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dead Letters, the new crime novel from Australian journalist Michael Brissenden involving gangs, money laundering and corruption and follow up to his domestic terrorism debut The List.