Pile by the bed reviews award winning environmental dystopian novel Pink Slime by Uruguayan author Fernanda Trías.
Pile by the Bed reviews Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia a horror story based around B-Grade horror films involving cults and magic set in Mexico City in the early 1990s.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Beasts of Paris by Stef Penney, a compelling historical novel that takes readers to the 1870 seige of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war.
Pile by the Bed reviews When One of Us Hurst by Monica Vuu a dark Australian rural crime debut set in an uninviting town on the Tasmanian coast.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dark Corners by Megan Goldin, her second book feautring true crime podcaster Rachel Krall (following The Night Swim).
Pile by the Bed reviews The Unearthed by Lenny Bartulin a quiet, contemplative crime novel that explores the Eastern European migration to Tasmania after World War II.
Pile by the Bed reviews Independence Square by Martin Cruz Smith, the 10th outing for cynical, hardboiled Russian detective Arkady Renko
Pile by the Bed reviews The Housekeepers by Alex Hay an engaging heist/caper novel set in the upstairs downstairs world of Edwardian London.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Crook Manifesto, the follow up to Harlem Shuffel and second in Colson Whitehead’s projected trilogy of heist novels set in Harlem between the 1960s and 1980s.
Pile by the Bed reviews 8 Lives of a Century-old Trickster by Mirinae Lee, an assured and affective debut that takes readers through some of the darkest aspects of 20th century Korean history from a woman’s perspective.
Pile by the Bed reviews Blade of Dream by Danila Abraham, the second book in a trilogy set during an evetful year in the history of the city of Kithamar.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Traitor by Anthony Ryan – the final book in his medieval fantasy-style Covenant of Steel trilogy
Pile by the Bef reviews The Drowning Girls by Veronica Lando an Australian crime thriller set on the steamy, mangrove shores of the Northern Australian coast.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lay Your Body Down by Amy Suiter Clarke a crime novel that deals with the insidious activities of religious cults.
Pile by the Bed reviews Traced by Catherine Jinks, her new domestic thriller set during the early days of the Covid pandemic
Pile by the Bed reviews Lowbridge by Lucy Campbell a rural Australian crime fiction debut in which an amateur detective tries to solve a 20 year old mystery that deals with issues of gender and class politics
Pile by the Bed reviews Small Worlds the second book from British author Caleb Azuma Nelson, focussing on the experience of the Ghanaian community in London in the early 2010s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Ghost Theatre by Mat Osman an Elizabethan fantasy in the tragedian tradition but with a punk sensibiity
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Mater 2-10 by Hwang Sok-Yong an epic story of Twentieth Century Korean history through the eyes of a family of workers.
Pile by the Bed reviews And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky, the third in his Terrible Worlds: Destinations series, this one dealing with English mid-century fantasy worlds.