Pile by the Bed reviews Criminals by James O’Loghlin, drawing on his life as a legal aid lawyer to tell the story of three very different characters in the aftermath of an armed robbery.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Settlement by Jock Serong, the third of his trilogy of historical novels set around the Furneaux Island group in Australian Bass Strait.
Pile by the Bed reviews No Country for Girls by Emma Styles a propulsive debut road trip thriller feturing two young women on the run in northern Western Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews Stay Awake by Megan Goldin a high concept amnesia thriller set in New York.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ion Curtain by Anya Ow – enjoyable first entry in a new Australian space opera series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Jesustown by Paul Daley which tries to grapple with the ongoing impacts of Australian history.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis – a page turning rural Australian crime fiction debut that deals with very real issues around responses to sexual assualt.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Carnival is Over by Greg Woodland follow up to his debut The Night Whistler – Australian rural crime fiction set in the 1970s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Enclave by Claire G Coleman, a dystopian thriler in which a young woman learns there is more to the world than her strictly controlled walled community.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill – an amatuer sleuth mystery wrapped in a metatextual exploration of crime fiction.
Pile by the Bed reviews Stone Town by Margaret Hickey – Australain crime fiction set in rural South Australia and follow up to her debut Cutter’s End.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Diplomat by Chris Womersley, a character study of a recovering addict dealing with the ghosts of his past and follow up to his 2013 novel Cairo.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lying Beside you by Michael Robotham the third book in his outstanding Cyrus Haven / Evie Cormack crime series
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 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 The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht a compassionate look at the residents of a quarantine facilitity for people with leprosy in Sydney in the early twentieth century.
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.