Pile by the Bed reviews In Darkness Visible by Tony Jones, which looks at the Balkan war and its aftermath, sequel to his historical thriller The Twentieth Man.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Operators by Barry Heard, a thriller that draws on his own experiences in Vietnam.
Pile by the Bed reviews Bruny by Heather Rose – an Australian political thriller set in Tasmania in the not too distant future.
Pile by the Bed reviews Silver by Chris Hammer, Martin Scarsdale #2, sequel to Scrublands.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Old Lie by Claire G Coleman, which like Terra Nullius uses a science fiction frame to explore Aboriginal history
Pile by the Bed reviews The Rich Man’s House the final novel by award winning Australian novelist Andrew McGahan
Pile by the Bed reviews From Here on, Monsters by Elizabeth Bryer, an original and sometimes surreal look at how language affects our view of the world.
Pile by the Bed reviews Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham – the start of a new series featuring psychologist Cyrus Haven
Pile by the Bed reviews Snake Island by Ben Hobson – a page-turning Australian rural crime thriller
Pile by the Bed reviews Lapse by Sarah Thornton, an enjoyable debut that adds to the growing catalogue of Australian rural crime fiction.
Pile by the Bed reviews See you at the Toxteth – a retrospective collection of the works by the Godfather of Australian crime fiction – Peter Corris
Pile by the Bed reviews Rogue by AJ Betts, the conclusion to the tale started in last year’s dystopian YA novel Hive.
Pile by the Bed reviews Fortune by Lenny Bartulin – “an original, vibrant and entertaining historical novel”
Pile by the Bed reviews Shoot Through by JM Green the third, and possibly last, book in her series featuring accidental detective Stella Hardy
Pile by the Bed reviews Crossings by Alex Landragin, a body hopping romp across the centuries.
Pile by the Bed reviews Perihelion Summer, a climate-driven disaster novella by Australian science fiction author Greg Egan.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith, engaging historical fiction that deals with the birth of the movies.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends the new short story collection by Chris Womersley and finds it like a cross between Raymond Carver and Stephen King.
Pile by the Bed reviews Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson – a cautionary tale that tackles climate change and corporatisation
Pile by the Bed reviews Boxed by Richard Anderson and finds it original, atmospheric, idiosyncratic and satisfying