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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

The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown
Fantasy , Review / 20/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown, debut fantasy that delivers what it says on the cover – a book that can literally open doors to anywhere – and the story of the woman who comes to possess it.

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.

Geneva by Richard Armitage
Review , Thriller / 24/11/2023

Pile by the Bed reviews Geneva a debut technothriller by Richard Armitage but finds that it too contrived and muddled to be the page turner that it wants to be.

Lowbridge by Lucy Campbell
Crime , Review / 17/07/2023

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

The Interpreter by Brooke Robinson
Crime , Review / 23/06/2023

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.