Pile by the Bed reviews The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu a novella comprised of six linked, almost poetic short stories.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Harlem Shuffle – a crime caper novel set in 1960s Harlem by double Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Housemate by Sarah Bailey, introducing new characters engaged in an intriguing mystery that generates plenty of tension.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Pariah by Anthony Ryan – the start of a new Game of Thrnoes-style fantasy series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynold’s – a long awaiting return to his Revelation Space universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews In Harm’s Way by Anthony Mosawi – a genre mash thriller involving spies, terrorist threats and an agent with supernatural powers of precognition.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver, a noir crime thriller that won the 2018 Richelle Prize for emerging writers.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Attack by Catherine Jinks, a tense thriller involving teens behaving badly and dealing with a history of trauma.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Deep by Kyle Perry – a story of drugs, corruption and family set on the spectacular and dangerous Tasmanian coast.
Pile by the bed reviews The Long Game by Simon Rowell, an Australian crime procedural set in and around Melbourne.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sweet Jimmy a collection of crime fiction short stories by Australian acting legend Bryan Brown.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Voice in the Night by Sarah Hawthorn – an Australian crime debut that uses the events of 9/11 as a jumping off point.
Pile by the Bed reviews Cutters End by Margaret Hickey an engaging Australian rural noir debut set in the outback of South Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews Godspeed by Nickolas Butler, the story of the construction of an exceptional building in an unforgiving landscape that digs deep into issues facing modern America and the American dream.
Pile by the Bed reviews Rabbits by Terry Miles, based on his podcast, about a game that can change reality and its obsessive players.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura, an uncomfortable character study of an obsessive, one-sided relationship.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley – in which she brings her steampunk sensibility with a little time travel mixed in to an alternate history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Shelley Parker-Chan’s debut She Who Became the Sun – the first in her Radiant Emperor Duology set in slightly fantasy version of 14th Century China.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devil’s Advocate – the sixth book in Steve Cavanagh’s always page turning Eddie Flynn series of legal thrillers.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury a classic whodunnit featuring a former Indian policeman investigating a murder while working in a London restaurant.