Pile by the Bed reviews The Curlew’s Eye by Karen Manton an Australian gothic tale set in the Northern Territory.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver, a noir crime thriller that won the 2018 Richelle Prize for emerging writers.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sweet Jimmy a collection of crime fiction short stories by Australian acting legend Bryan Brown.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Voice in the Night by Sarah Hawthorn – an Australian crime debut that uses the events of 9/11 as a jumping off point.
Pile by the Bed reviews Cutters End by Margaret Hickey an engaging Australian rural noir debut set in the outback of South Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews Rabbits by Terry Miles, based on his podcast, about a game that can change reality and its obsessive players.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Shelley Parker-Chan’s debut She Who Became the Sun – the first in her Radiant Emperor Duology set in slightly fantasy version of 14th Century China.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury a classic whodunnit featuring a former Indian policeman investigating a murder while working in a London restaurant.
Pile by the Bed reviews This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise, a journey through the start of a global apocalypse through the eyes of a mother and her young son living in London.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stranding by Kate Sawyer, a debut that follows a couple making a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic New Zealand.
Pile by the Bed reviews Catch Us the Foxes debut Australian crime fiction with more than a hint of gothic by Nicola West
Pile by the Bed reviews The Colours of Death the debut novel by Patricia Marques that effectively mixes in a speculative alternative Lisbon and a crime procedural.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan – an atmospheric, gothic-styled debut crime thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour a pointed, redemptive take down of the capitalist dream machine.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hades, Argentina by Daniel Loedel a magical realist trip back into the dark days of Argentine military rule.
Pile by the Bed reviews How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina – a fast paced, acidly observed romp through the highs and lows of Delhi.
Pile by the Bed reviews Falling the debut thriller by TJ Newman in which a pilot and his crew have to try and thwart terrorists who have blackmailed him by kidnapping his family.
Pile by the Bed reviews Still, a debut Australian crime novel set in Darwin in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, a retelling of the Greek myth of Ariadne and going both behind and beyond the well known story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, Dawnie Walton’s debut which explores issues of racism, gender relations, privilege and entitlement in the context of the story of a pair of 1970s music maker.