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Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel
Crime , Review / 16/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel a book that despite its noir title is actually about the power of sport, in this case AFL, to bring communities together.

Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie
Crime , Review / 14/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie, the third book in her Australian rural crime series set in Northern NSW and featuring detective Kate Miles.

The Good Dog by Simon Rowell
Crime , Review / 12/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Good Dog by Simon Rowell, the third book in his Melbourne-based procedural series starring Detective Zoe Mayer and the good dog of the title, Harry.

Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka
Crime , Review , Thriller / 19/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka. This follow up to Bullet Train a wild, violent filled romp across Tokyo full of bizarre characters, plenty fo action and meticulously set up twists.

The New Detective by Peter Steiner
Crime , Historical , Review / 17/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The New Detective by Peter Steiner, the fourth in his Willi Geismeier series but a good introduction as it that provides an origin story for his Munich-based detective, starting in on the eve of WWI and with Geismeier’s first day in the job.

The Devil Stone by Caro Ramsay
Crime , Review / 10/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Devil Stone by Caro Ramsay, a solid Scottish-noir procedural and start of a what is likely to be a new long running crime series.

Top Five Crime Fiction
Crime , Review , Top Fives / 14/12/2023

Pile By the Bed’s top five crime novels for 2023 including I Have Some Questions for You, Small Mercies, Age of Vice, Lay Your Body Down and Titanium Noir.

The Exchange by John Grisham
Crime , Historical , Review , Thriller / 06/11/2023

Pile by the Bed reviews The Exchange by John Grisham, a sequel to his breakout hit The Firm. Set fifteen years later, this is a sequel in name only and instead is a not particularly thrilling kidnap thriller with the same protagonist.

The Seven by Chris Hammer
Crime , Review / 03/10/2023

Pile by the Bed reviews The Seven by Chris Hammer, the third rural Australian crime novel to feature detectives Lucic and Buchanan, this one set in the NSW irrigation region.

The Detective by Ajay Chowdhury
Crime , Review / 20/09/2023

Pile by the Bed reviews The Detective by Ajay Chowdhury, the third book in his crime series about a disgraced Indian policeman who starts again in London with the help of his family and their restaurant