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Pile by the Bed reviews The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente a post-apocalyptic tale that takes direct aim at our consumerist society.

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Pile by the Bed reviews I Know What I Saw, a unique crime story by Imran Mahmood that deals with issues of homelessness and trauma.

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Pile by the Bed reviews What You Can See From Here by Mariana Leky - a small town tale full of odd characters and a fairytale feel.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Miles Allinson's second novel In Moonland, an exploration of the growth of cults in the 1970s and the integenerational consequences of trauma.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Curlew's Eye by Karen Manton an Australian gothic tale set in the Northern Territory.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz a twisty thriller within a thriller based around a morality tale

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu a novella comprised of six linked, almost poetic short stories.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Harlem Shuffle - a crime caper novel set in 1960s Harlem by double Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Housemate by Sarah Bailey, introducing new characters engaged in an intriguing mystery that generates plenty of tension.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Pariah by Anthony Ryan - the start of a new Game of Thrnoes-style fantasy series.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynold's - a long awaiting return to his Revelation Space universe.

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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.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Attack by Catherine Jinks, a tense thriller involving teens behaving badly and dealing with a history of trauma.

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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.

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Pile by the bed reviews The Long Game by Simon Rowell, an Australian crime procedural set in and around Melbourne.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Sweet Jimmy a collection of crime fiction short stories by Australian acting legend Bryan Brown.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Cutters End by Margaret Hickey an engaging Australian rural noir debut set in the outback of South Australia.

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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.

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The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury
Crime , Review / 04/08/2021

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.

Foregone by Russell Banks
Historical , Literature , Review / 16/07/2021

Pile by the Bed reviews Foregone by American novelist Russell Banks in which truth and fiction converge with aspects of Banks' own life in the fictional reflections of an ageing film maker.

Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby
Crime , Recommended , Review / 13/07/2021

Pile by the Bed reviews Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby, the crime fiction follow up to his scorching debut (Blacktop Wasteland) about two ex-criminals searching for revenge and absolution following the deaths of their sons.

Artifact Space by Miles Cameron
Review , Science Fiction / 12/07/2021

Pile by the Bed reviews Artifact Space by Miles Cameron - the first of a space opera meets military/ mercantile science fiction series full of engaging characters and anchored by an intriguing mystery.