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Shifty’s Boys by Chris Offutt
Crime , Review / 18/01/2023

Pile by the Bed reviews Shifty’s Boys by Chris Offutt, American rural crime fiction set in the Kentucky community of Rocksalt and follow up to The Killing Hills.

Top 5 Crime Fiction 2022
Crime , Review , Top Fives / 16/12/2022

Pile by the Bed’s Top 5 crime novels for 2022 include Devil House, Black River, Better the Blood, Notes on an Execution and The Darkest Sin, with five additional honourable mentions.

Clarke by Holly Throsby
Crime , Literature , Review / 24/11/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Clarke by Holly Throsby, set in a regional Australian city which looks at the impact of a long running police investigation on the lives of two characters processing their own grief.

Day’s End by Garry Disher
Crime , Review / 21/11/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Day’s End the fourth book in Garry Disher’s Australian crime fiction series set in rural South Australia and featuring policeman Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen

The Tilt by Chris Hammer
Crime , Review / 10/10/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Chris Hammer’s The Tilt – bringing back characters from his last book Treasure and Dirt to investigate a series of old and new crimes in a town on the Murray River border of NSW and Victoria.

Double Lives by Kate McCaffrey
Crime , Review / 07/10/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Double Lives by Kate McCaffrey which uses the true crime podcast format to explore issues of gender, truth and the power of cults.