Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex – an assured and absorbing debut based on the true story of the locked door disappearance of a group of lighthouse keepers.
Pile by the Bed reviews Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, a story about what it means to be human that is thematically consistent with his broader body of work.
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 The Fall of Koli – the final ominously named book in MR Carey’s post-apocalyptic Ramparts Trilogy and finds that the long journey was worth the effort
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 Robot Artists and Black Swans a series of Italian Fantascienza short stories by Bruce Sterling written under his European pseudonym Bruno Argento.
Pile by the Bed reviews Nick – Michael Farris-Smith’s prequel to The Great Gatsby, exploring the early life of that book’s narrator Nick Carraway
Pile by the Bed reviews The Future is Yours by Dan Frey – a time travel driven page-turning takedown of the tech industry
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 The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean, a grim survival thriller that is based on issues of people trafficking and slavery.
Pile by the Bed reviews Prodigal Son, the sixth book in Gregg Hurwitz’s compulsive (with heart) Orphan X series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Chloe Gong’s fantasy debut These Violent Delights – a riff on Romeo and Juliet set in an alternative 1920s Shanghai.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Galaxy, And The Ground Within – the fourth and possibly final book in Becky Chambers’ humanistic science fiction Wayfarer’s series
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Good Man by Thomas McMullen a post-apocalyptic dystopia that considers the power of crowd-sourced justice.
Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowglass by Simon Morden, a space survival story set in a climate-change affected future.
Pile by the Bed reviews another post-apocalyptic tale – Radio Life by political scientist and crime author Derek B Miller.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Open Water, the assured debut novel by British author Caleb Azuma Nelson.