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 Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran the story of a Hindu family living through the modern history of Sri Lanka.
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 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 Stella Maris, the coda to Cormac McCarthy’s forst book in sixteen years – The Passenger
Pile by the Bed reviews Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson a crime novel set in and around the illegal clubs of London in the late 1920s.
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’s Top 5 Science Fiction books for 2022 includes The Mountain in the Sea, Poster Girl, Under Fortunate Stars, Neom and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. Plus 5 Honourable Mentions
Pile by the Bed’s Top 5 fantasy books for 2022 are Babel, The Stardust Thief, Book of Night, Siren Queen and Jade Legacy – with five 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 Babel by RF Kuang a historical fantasy that takes on notions of Empire and colonialism through a unique linguisitc magic system.
Pile by the Bed reviews Okay Then That’s Great by Susannah Wise, a comedic, sometimes surreal ghost story dealing with grief and the vicissitudes of modern life.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Neom by Lavie Tidhar a return to the world of his breakthrough science fiction novel Central Station.
Pile by the Bed reviews Celestial by MD Lachlan and finds it a confusing collection of alternate history, mythology and science fiction.