Pile by the Bed reviews Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel a book that despite its noir title is actually about the power of sport, in this case AFL, to bring communities together.
Pile by the Bed reviews Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie, the third book in her Australian rural crime series set in Northern NSW and featuring detective Kate Miles.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Good Dog by Simon Rowell, the third book in his Melbourne-based procedural series starring Detective Zoe Mayer and the good dog of the title, Harry.
Pile by the Bed reviews The New Detective by Peter Steiner, the fourth in his Willi Geismeier series but a good introduction as it that provides an origin story for his Munich-based detective, starting in on the eve of WWI and with Geismeier’s first day in the job.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dark Arena by Jack Beaumont an espionage thriller by former member of the French Secret Service, follow up to The Frenchman.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Wiregrass by Adrian Hyland, follow up to Canticle Creek and another great piece of Australian rural crime fiction.
Pile by the Bed reviews Kill Your Husbands by Jack Heath, the puzzlebox thriller follow up to Kill your Brother.
Pile by the Bed reviews So Close to Home by Mick Cummins an important, compassionate and heartbreaking look at teen homelessness and drug addiction in Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews Everyone on this Train is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson, the comic golden-age crime mystery follow up to Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton, the story of a homeless girl living on the streets of Brisbane told in a naive, optimistic style.
Pile by the Bed reviews Stone Yard Devotional by Australian author Charlotte Wood centred around a woman who searches for meaning by joining a small monastery in rural Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Seven by Chris Hammer, the third rural Australian crime novel to feature detectives Lucic and Buchanan, this one set in the NSW irrigation region.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ordinary Gods and Monsters by Chris Womersley a kids-on-bikes coming-of-age crime story set in 1980s Melbourne suburbia.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Ripper by Shelley Burr, page-turning Australian rural crime follow up to her award winning debut Wake.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends He Who Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan, the final book in her Radiant Emperor Duology a historical fantasy set in fourteenth century China, Mongolia and Korea.
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 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.