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
Pile by the Bed reviews The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler a science fiction debut dealing with a form of terrestrial first contact and issues fo artificial intelligence. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Pslams for the End of the World by Cole Haddon a dizzying, multifaceted science fiction debut that explores what it means to be human.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean a resonant modern fanatasy in conversation with the tropes of classic fantasy and fairy tales.
Pile by the Bed reviews Essex Dogs by Dan Jones, debut historical fiction following a group of English soldiers at the start of the hundred years war between Britain and France.
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 Gemini Falls by Sean Wilson, an Australian crime fiction debut set in country Victoria during the Great Depression.
Pile by the Bed reviews Better the Blood the debut fiction novel by screenwriter and true crime author Michael Bennett dealing directlt with the ongoing impacts of New Zealand’s violent colonial past.
Pile by the Bed reviews Paper Cage by Tom Baragwanath, debut New Zealand crime fiction that deals with the legacy of colonialism through the eyes of a unique protagonist.
Pile by the Bed reviews No Country for Girls by Emma Styles a propulsive debut road trip thriller feturing two young women on the run in northern Western Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis – a page turning rural Australian crime fiction debut that deals with very real issues around responses to sexual assualt.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Partisan by Patrick Worrall – a debut Cold War thriller with chess at its centre and roots back to World War 2.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor, impressive debut rural Australian crime fiction set in the early 2000s.