Recent Reviews

The Stranger Inside – The BOLO Books Review

Lisa Unger never writes the same book twice. At this point, hopefully readers know that they can always come to a book by this talented author knowing they will be led by skilled hands and that the journey will be a rewarding one. Yet, this has never been truer than...

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Heaven, My Home – The BOLO Books Review

It was clear with the publication of Bluebird, Bluebird in 2017 that Attica Locke’s Highway 59 mystery series was going to be something special. This was further confirmed when this overdue author won the Best Novel Edgar Award for that gem of a book the following...

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Snare – The BOLO Books Review

Violent crime in Iceland is an extremely rare thing, so you can imagine the challenge this poses for crime fiction writers wanting to use the country as a setting for their work. Fortunately, plenty of talented Icelanders have managed to navigate this difficulty in...

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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

Lisa Unger – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Lisa Unger is one of those people who seems simply too nice to write crime fiction, but write it she does. I have been a huge fan of her work for a very long time, with both Fragile and In The Blood ranking extremely high on my list of favorite...

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BOLO – Week of September 15, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is another busy week at bookshops everywhere. Look for some hotly-anticipated releases alongside books you didn't know that you needed. There is something of quality for everyone. Attica Locke – Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books, Hardcover,...

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Kristen Lepionka – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Few writers burst onto the scene as triumphantly as Kristen Lepionka did. Even before her debut novel was out, it was generating some serious buzz and the release of it and subsequent novels in the series did nothing to quiet things down....

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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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