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Sanctuary by Garry Disher
Crime , Recommended , Review / 08/04/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Sanctuary the new book from multi-award winning Australian crime writer Garry Disher centred around a thief called Grace hiding out in the Adelaide Hills.

The Call by Gavin Strawhan
Crime , Review / 28/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Call by Gavin Strawhan, dark and atmospheric debut New Zealand crime fiction and winner of the Allen and Unwin crime fiction award

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
Crime , Review / 13/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Happiness Falls by Angie Kim a crime novel that has much more on its mind including working with neurodiverse children and what it means to be happy.

Body of Lies by Sarah Bailey
Crime , Review / 26/02/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Body of Lies by Sarah Bailey, the fourth and possibly last book in her award winning Gemma Woodstock crime procedural series.

Darkness Runs Deep by Claire McNeel
Crime , Review / 16/02/2024

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.

Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie
Crime , Review / 14/02/2024

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.

The Good Dog by Simon Rowell
Crime , Review / 12/02/2024

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.

Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka
Crime , Review , Thriller / 19/01/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka. This follow up to Bullet Train a wild, violent filled romp across Tokyo full of bizarre characters, plenty fo action and meticulously set up twists.

The New Detective by Peter Steiner
Crime , Historical , Review / 17/01/2024

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.