Pile by the Bed reviews Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor, impressive debut rural Australian crime fiction set in the early 2000s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Bay by Allie Reynolds – a thriller involving a group of surfers living on a remote Australian beach.
Pile by the Bed reviews City on Fire by Don Wilnslow, first of a new trilogy of historical organised crime novels loosely based on Greek mythology. Recommended.
Pile by the Bed reviews Reputation by Sarah Vaughan a courtroom drama that deals with the treatment of elected officials, weaponisation of social media and the power of reputation.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Island by Adrian McKinty, a Deliverance-style survival thriller set on a remote Australian island.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan, a legal thriller set in America and based around the work of The Innocence Project.
Pile by the Bed reviews Black River by Matthew Spencer, a tense, stripped back Australian crime fiction debut set around an exclusive Sydney boys school.
Pile by the Bed reviews Australian crime fiction debut Wake by Shelley Burr, and finds that even in the crowded market of Australian rural crime there is still plenty of room for new voices.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie an Australian rural crime fiction debut based in a community impacted by flooding.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Book of Night by Holly Black, the first foray by the successful YA author into fantasy for more mature readers.
Pile by the Bed reviews First Born by Will Dean, a twisty thriller involving one twin investigating the death of her identical sister.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends One Foot in the Fade, the third book in Luke Arnold’s fantasy meets hard boiled gumshoe Fetch Philips series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Amongst Our Weapons the ninth novel in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Daughters of Eve an Australian crime fiction debut by Nina D Campbell which takes on issues of domestic and sexual violence.
Pile by the Bed reviews Those Who Perish, the fourth (and last?) in Emma Viskic’s award winning Caleb Zelic series.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Devil House by John Darnielle – a thematically rich and resonant series of tales of crime and murder that deconstruct the true crime genre to explore why we tell stories.
Pile by the Bed reviews Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone – Benjamin Stevenson’s take on the Golden Age of crime.
Pile by the Bed reviews When We Fall by Aoife Clifford – Australian coastal crime fiction with more on its mind that just a well told mystery.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Darkest Sin, the second book in DV Bishop’s historical crime series set in renaissance Italy featuring Cesare Aldo.
Pile by the Bed reviews Robert Lukin’s second novel Loveland centring on an Australian woman discovering herself and her past in rural Nebraska