Pile by the Bed reviews Kill your Brother – a breathless, tense and violent but compulsive thriller from Jack Heath.
Pile by the Bed reviews Devotion by Hannah Kent, a romance set against the story of the immigration of German religious communities to South Australia in the nineteenth century.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Woman in the World by Inga Simpson a post-apocalyptic tale that takes the recent experiences of the bushfires and pandemic in Australia as inspiration.
Pile by the Bed reviews Wild Place by Christian White – a dark, twisty descent into the suburbs when a teenager goes missing in the late 1980s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Safe Place by LA Larkin – a page-turning thriller involving domestic violence, gaslighting and a serial arsonist with the tension fuelled by an encoaching megafire
Pile by the Bed reviews The Way It Is Now, the new stand alone novel by Australian master crime writer Garry Disher.
Pile by the Bed reviews Two Sisters Detective Agency, the latest collaboration between James Paterson and Candice Fox and likely start to a new series.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto a thematically rich coming of age story set in New York and rural America in 2011.
Pile by the Bed reviews Treasure and Dirt, the new crime novel by Chris Hammer focusing on new main characters and set in a remote opal mining town.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Curlew’s Eye by Karen Manton an Australian gothic tale set in the Northern Territory.
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 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 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.