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Paper Cage by Tom Baragwanath
Crime , Review / 28/09/2022

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.

Criminals by James O’Loghlin
Crime , Review / 09/09/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Criminals by James O’Loghlin, drawing on his life as a legal aid lawyer to tell the story of three very different characters in the aftermath of an armed robbery.

Dark Music by David Lagercrantz
Crime , Historical , Review / 02/09/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews Dark Music by David Lagercrantz, the start of a new series featuring a Sherlock Holmes style detective duo and exploring the dark consequences of 9/11 and the US invasion of Afghanistan.

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
Historical , Literature , Review / 23/08/2022

Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Ship by Jess Kidd – a story which connects the 17th Century voyage and wreck of the Batavia on the Abrolhos Islands and the crayfishing industry on those islands in the late 1980s through the lives of two children.

The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis
Crime , Review / 16/08/2022

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.