The Monogram Murders –
The BOLO Books Review

Years from now, people will still be arguing over the Agatha Christie Estate’s decision to authorize the writing of a new Hercule Poirot novel, but regardless of your stance on that choice, what really matters in the end is the quality of the work. In the case of The Monogram Murders, Sophie Hannah has written a novel worthy of the Grand Dame herself, while at the same time exposing a whole new generation to the genius of Monsieur Poirot.

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Some 2014 Anthony Award Nomination Reviews

From the Booking Desk:

Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach is roughly a month and a half away. Since the Anthony Awards will be presented at the conference, I thought it might be a good idea to re-run my reviews of those nominated titles which have been highlighted here on BOLO Books. I hope to update this list with a few more reviews before November, but in the meantime, I hope these reviews might encourage you to check out these novels. For a complete list of the nominees, see the Anthony Award Nominations 2014 post.  If you are going to Bouchercon, don’t forget to vote!

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Caroline Kepnes –
The BOLO Books Interview

From The Booking Desk:

Yesterday, I ran my much buzzed about review of Caroline Kepnes’ debut novel, You.

Today, I am pleased to present to you, the author herself.

If the review didn’t convince you that you need to read this book, I am pretty sure that this interview will.  Join me in welcoming Caroline Kepnes to BOLO Books!

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You – The BOLO Books Review

Ideally, reading a novel will be an engaging and engrossing experience – an escape from the real world, and yet, still a stimulating reflection upon that world. It is less common, but even more thrilling, to discover a book that becomes all-consuming – a book that will not release its hold on you, even when you are not actively reading it. When that happens, it’s magic. You, by Caroline Kepnes, is exactly that type of book. The main character, Joe Goldberg, practically defies you to stop reading and when you must, he makes it impossible for you to stop thinking about him.

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