Pile by the Bed reviews Locked Ward by Anne Buist, the fourth in her crime fiction series centred around foresnic psychologist Natalie King.
Pile by the Bed reviews An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb – a rural Australian crime fiction debut in which the crime is used as a catalyst to explore the relationship of three very different women.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Sisters by Katherine Kovacic dealing with the issue of domestic violence through the lens of a revenge fantasy,
Pile by the Bed reviews Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor – American Southern noir crime fiction centring on an Arkansas high school football team.
Pile by the Bed reviews My Darkest Prayer a rerelease of the debut novel by American noir author SA Cosby
Pile by the Bed reviews Shifty’s Boys by Chris Offutt, American rural crime fiction set in the Kentucky community of Rocksalt and follow up to The Killing Hills.
Pile by the Bed reviews This Wild, Wild Country by Inga Vesper, a historical crime novel that explores a range of cultural issues from the 1970s that are still prevalent today.
Pile By the Bed’s Top 5 reads for 2022 include The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers, Hovering by Rhett David, Devil House by John Darnielle, The Colony by Audry Magee and Maror by Lavie Tidhar
Pile by the Bed’s Top 5 crime novels for 2022 include Devil House, Black River, Better the Blood, Notes on an Execution and The Darkest Sin, with five additional honourable mentions.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham – historical legal drama dealing with the rise of and fight against organised crime in the Mississippi town of Biloxi.
Pile by the Bed reviews Headcase, the fourth book in Jack Heath’s entertaining and compulsive Timothy Blake series of crime thrillers.
Pile by the Bed reviews Clarke by Holly Throsby, set in a regional Australian city which looks at the impact of a long running police investigation on the lives of two characters processing their own grief.
Pile by the Bed reviews Day’s End the fourth book in Garry Disher’s Australian crime fiction series set in rural South Australia and featuring policeman Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen
Pile by the Bed reviews A Quiet Teacher by Adam Oyebanji a crime thriller with a spy story angle.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Trees by Percival Everett, a genre-mash satrire that explores the very real and painful history of lynchings in the United States that was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize.
Pile by the Bed reviews Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris, tense historical fiction set in the aftermath of the English Civil War and the restoration of Charles II.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dark Deeds Down Under a collection of Australian and New Zealand crime fiction short stories edited by Craig Sisterson and featuring some big names on the genre along side newer voices.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Ghost of Gracie Flynn by Joanna Morrisson an Australian crime fiction debut delaing with two crimes separated by eighteen years.
Pile by the Bed reviews Chris Hammer’s The Tilt – bringing back characters from his last book Treasure and Dirt to investigate a series of old and new crimes in a town on the Murray River border of NSW and Victoria.
Pile by the Bed reviews Double Lives by Kate McCaffrey which uses the true crime podcast format to explore issues of gender, truth and the power of cults.