Recent Reviews

The Night Visitors – The BOLO Books Review

Carol Goodman’s The Night Visitors continues her tradition of Gothic-tinged mysteries that capture the soul of humanity and more often than not, aim straight for the heart of the reader. Alice flees from her home to find safety for both herself and her son, Oren. With...

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Call Me Evie – The BOLO Books Review

Reading J. P. Pomare’s debut novel, Call Me Evie, is a discombobulating experience of the highest caliber. While not entirely successful, the writing here is first-rate and readers will be anxious to see more from this new author. Like many books in the psychological...

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The Unrepentant – The BOLO Books Review

Anyone who knows E. A. Aymar would expect nothing less – The Unrepentant is a pull-no-punches narrative that treads the line between riveting thriller and sobering exposé, never short on action-packed set-pieces staged against a backdrop of the darkest of criminal...

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Recent Interviews

Honored to be an Advocate – Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven't been following along, the wonderful publishing blog - The Thrill Begins - has recently launched a series of posts highlighting some folks the regular bloggers there consider to be important advocates within our crime writing...

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Patti Abbott – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Patricia Abbott here to BOLO Books today to discuss her new short story collection: I Bring Sorrow and Other Stories of Transgression. The book is available now and you all are going to want to experience these stories...

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Alafair Burke – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Hopefully, at this point you have already pre-ordered Alafair Burke's new book, The Wife. Critical praise of this novel has been very strong and I even called it "an instant classic," so it should be no surprise that I invited Alafair here to...

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of March 17, 2019

From the Booking Desk: People often ask me how I manage to read all the books I want to, but the truth is, I don't always have enough time. On this week's BOLO, I have chosen one book I have read and three that are must-reads for me as soon as I have a break in my...

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Paula Munier – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first became aware of Paula Munier through her work as a literary agent, but it was when I began to follow her involvement in the wonderful Career Authors website that I realized how wonderfully helpful and supportive she is to the community...

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BOLO – Week of March 10, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It's another one of those weeks where there is something for everyone. These books couldn't be more different and yet each of them is special in their own way. Read one, or read them all. Carla Buckley – The Liar’s Child (Ballantine, Hardcover,...

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Welcome to BOLO Books. The blog name comes from the common police acronym meaning “be on the look out.” (or “be on the lookout” – depending on your source). This is especially appropriate in this case, as this blog will focus on books in the mystery and thriller genre. Crime fiction is my passion and I want to share that with you.

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