Pile by the Bed reviews How to Kill a Client by Joanna Jenkins an Australian crime debut that takes on toxic masculinity in the boardroom and beyond.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Therapist by Hugh Mackay, a humanist and compassionate look at what goes on behind the psychologist’s door.
Pile by the Bed reviews Judgement Day by Mali Waugh, debut Australian crime fiction that takes readers behind the scenes of the Australian Family Court.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Death of John Lacey by Ben Hobson a mythbusting reimagining of the Australian gold rush which focusses on the violence and dispossession that accompanied it.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai a novel which uses the creation of a true crime podcast to explore their popularity and their impact but also a range of other issues. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Frontier by Grace Curtis – a post-apocalyptic debut that spares none of the wild west tropes but manages to subvert most of them.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stars Undying by Emery Robin epic space opera based on the story of Cleopatra
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Return to Valetto by Dominic Smith set in a dying Italian town, peopled with fascinating characters and lifted by luminous prose.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty a Middle Eastern inspired, magic infused pirate tale in the tradition of Sinbad
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Birnam Wood by Booker Prize winning New Zealand author Eleanor Catton a deep, satiric and insightful exploration of power, idealism and environmentalism.
Pile byt the Bed reviews The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes a debut thriller with an enreliable heroine uncovering dark secrets about her past.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry which focusses on a retired policeman and uses crime fiction tropes to explore and expose the issue of child sexual abuse in Ireland.
Pile by the Bed reviews Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia a noir thriller featuring a plucky heroine set in the bright sunshine of Baja California in the late 1970s
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane, a multi-character look at colonial South Australia set around the search for a missing boy in the Flinders Ranges.
Pile by the Bed reviews Weyward by Emilia Hart, a debut that deals with a famliy of witches which has plenty to say about reclaiming power in the face of abuse.
Pile by the Bed reviews Weasels in the Attic by Hiroko Oyamada, three connected stories that explore issues of parenthood and responsibility.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Death in Tokyo by Keigo Higashino – the third of his nine book Detective Kaga crime series in translation.
Pile by the Bed reviews and Recommends Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor a compulsive novel of crime and corruption set in and modern India.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Whispering Muse by Laura Purcell, another of her effective gothic horror stories, this one set in the nineteenth century London theatre scene.
Pile by the Bed reviews Love will Tear Us Apart by CK McDonnell the third book in the Stranger Times urban fantasy series.