Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera, a fascinating debut urban fantasy that explores issues of belonging, revolution, power, religion, class and race.
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 The Housekeepers by Alex Hay an engaging heist/caper novel set in the upstairs downstairs world of Edwardian London.
Pile by the Bed reviews 8 Lives of a Century-old Trickster by Mirinae Lee, an assured and affective debut that takes readers through some of the darkest aspects of 20th century Korean history from a woman’s perspective.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lowbridge by Lucy Campbell a rural Australian crime fiction debut in which an amateur detective tries to solve a 20 year old mystery that deals with issues of gender and class politics
Pile by the Bed reviews The Interpreter by Brooke Robinson an intriguing crime fiction debut centring around a criminal law interpreter who decides to take justice into her own hands.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz a thriller with horror stylings based around an exclusive writing boot camp with a famous author.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Fall Between by Darcy Tindale. Debut Australian rural crime fiction set in the Hunter Valley.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ada’s Realm by Sharon Dodua Otoo, a historical fantasy exploring the lives of four women connected through history.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Half Brother by Christine Keighery a horror-tinged psychological thriller that explores the issue of nature versus nurture.
Pile by the Bed reviews Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling a cli-fi, day after tomorrow cautionary tale based in a scarily realistic future.
Pile by the Bed reviews How to Kill a Client by Joanna Jenkins an Australian crime debut that takes on toxic masculinity in the boardroom and beyond.
Pile by the Bed reviews Judgement Day by Mali Waugh, debut Australian crime fiction that takes readers behind the scenes of the Australian Family Court.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stars Undying by Emery Robin epic space opera based on the story of Cleopatra
Pile byt the Bed reviews The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes a debut thriller with an enreliable heroine uncovering dark secrets about her past.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ymir by Rich Larson a dark, intense and gritty science fiction debut with cyberpunk stylings set on an icy mining planet. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Bad Cree by Jessica Johns an Indigenous horror story that explores issues of resilience in the face of the impacts of colonisation, exploitation and cultural loss.
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 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 Shmutz by Felicia Berliner, a novel about a young woman questioning her place and her life in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of New York