Lie With Me –
The BOLO Books Review

When the likes of Alex Marwood, Sarah Hilary, and Clare Mackintosh sing the praises of a novel, people listen – or at least this reader does. The most recent UK release from Sabine Durrant – Lie With Me – is just such a book, garnering positive critical responses from all corners. Following on with the current trend of unreliable narrators in crime fiction, Durrant takes it to the extreme in this novel. Everyone is guilty of telling a “white lie” now and again, but after turning the final pages of Lie With Me, what once may have been second nature is likely to become fraught with anxiety, guilt, and fear.

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Peepland (Issue Two) – The BOLO Books Comic Review

Christa Faust and Gary Phillips return to the vintage Time Square setting for the second issue in their gritty, noir comic.

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Writing Elements Round-Up

From the Booking Desk:

Back in 2014, I had a short series of guest posts looking at the various elements of writing. With my growth in followers, I suspect that many folks missed these original posts, so I am sharing them here again. Also, if any authors have interest in pitching a guest post on a similar topic to help extend the discussion, please do let me know via the contact form.

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BOLO – Week of January 8, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

It is an extremely busy week in crime fiction publishing. I had a hard time narrowing down my BOLO report list, but I honestly think that these are the books with the most potential to please readers. Be sure to browse the shelves in your local bookstore for other new releases of interest.

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Her Every Fear – The BOLO Books Review

It is always nice when the new year begins with a book which is likely to stay in your mind for the remainder of the calendar days ahead. Her Every Fear, the third stand-alone from Peter Swanson, is just such a book. Swanson’s star has been on the rise since his debut in 2014, and Her Every Fear is only going to add to both the accolades and his growing fan base.

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BOLO – Week of January 1, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

I trust that everyone had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. You didn’t think I forgot about the new books coming out, did you?  Nope, I just added a few extra days to the holiday break, but never fear. Here are some excellent books out this week.

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