Pile by the Bed reviews I Know What I Saw, a unique crime story by Imran Mahmood that deals with issues of homelessness and trauma.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Pariah by Anthony Ryan – the start of a new Game of Thrnoes-style fantasy series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynold’s – a long awaiting return to his Revelation Space universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley – in which she brings her steampunk sensibility with a little time travel mixed in to an alternate history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury a classic whodunnit featuring a former Indian policeman investigating a murder while working in a London restaurant.
Pile by the Bed reviews Notes from the Burning Age in which speculative fiction author Claire North delivers a spy and war story in the context of a reconstructed, post environmental apocalypse world.
Pile by the Bed reviews This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise, a journey through the start of a global apocalypse through the eyes of a mother and her young son living in London.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stranding by Kate Sawyer, a debut that follows a couple making a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic New Zealand.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Maidens the second psychological crime thriller by Alex Michaelides.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Colours of Death the debut novel by Patricia Marques that effectively mixes in a speculative alternative Lisbon and a crime procedural.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan – an atmospheric, gothic-styled debut crime thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Widowland by CJ Carey a thriller set in an alternative 1950s in which Germany rules Britain and women are second class citizens.
Pile by the Bed reviews Northern Spy by Flynn Berry, a thriller that explores the unresolved tensions in Ireland.
Pile by the Bed reviews Second Place by Rachel Cusk – an rish exploration of life, art, parenthood and gender.
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 The Long, Long Afternoon – debut historical crime fiction by Inga Vesper set in Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford an imagined history of five lives cut short by a German bombing in World War 2.
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.