Pile by the Bed reviews the very British crime debut The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, featuring a group of unstoppable retiree amateur detectives.
Pile by the Bed reviews the debut thriller The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle, a thriller featuring almost identical twins and plenty of twists and turns.
Pile by the Bed reviews The First Sister by Linden Lewis, the start of a new space opera series with echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Pile by the Bed reviews Kokomo by Victoria Hannan, the blistering and often raw debut that won the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, debut science fiction that breathes new life into multiple world tropes.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland another strong Australian rural crime debut set in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin, a debut thriller involving obsession and stalking.
Pile by the Bed reviews Blacktop Wasteland by SA Cosby – a scorching debut about a conflicted ex-getaway driver.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Safe Place by Anna Downes a domestic thriller set on a remote luxurious estate in the South of France.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Bluffs by Kyle Perry a crime fiction debut set in the wilds of Northern Tasmania featuring haunted characters with dark secrets.
Pile by the Bed reviews an evocative Australian debut set in Southern Tasmania – The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle.
Pile by the Bed reviews Where Angel Fears to Tread Robert Perrier’s too-cutely named debut featuring an anti-hero hitman and dealing with corruption on the mean streets of Brisbane.
Pile by the Be reviews Stormblood – debut science fiction by Australian author Jeremy Szal. A space opera that is part military science fiction, part low-down cyberpunk adventure, part murder mystery, and part first person shooter.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin an effective debut crime thriller procedural set on Melbourne’s mean streets.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Lies an unreliable narrator thriller debut by Elizabeth Kay
Pile by the Bed reviews Frying Plantain the debut novel by Zalika Reid-Benta, a series of short stories which follows the life of a young girl of Jamaican descent growing up in Canada.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi, an assured and unique debut novel set in an alternate Elizabethan England.
Pile by the Bed reviews How Much of These Hills Is Gold the debut novel by C Pam Zhang which gives a new perspective on the American gold rush and the myths of the West which challenges views of race, gender and class.
Pile by the Bed reviews Saint X the debut novel by Alexis Schaitkin which uses the crime genre to explore the impact of a tragedy.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay, an idiosyncratic pandemic novel in which people affected gain the ability to understand animals.