Recent Reviews

Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead – The BOLO Books Review

Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead is Cindy Callaghan’s latest middle grade novel and it also happens to be nominated for this year’s Agatha Award for Best Children’s/YA novel. Sydney Mackenzie is tween who aspires to be a filmmaker. All seems to be going as planned...

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What You Want To See – The BOLO Books Review

When your debut novel is as universally enjoyed and critically acclaimed as Kristen Lepionka’s The Last Place You Look was, the pressure for the follow-up can be over-whelming. None of that fear makes it to the pages of What You Want To See. This second novel in the...

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The Unseeing – The BOLO Books Review

The Unseeing is Anna Mazzola’s Edgar Award-nominated debut, the strength of which will have readers adding this author to their must-read list moving forward. The Unseeing is a unique blend of fact and fiction. The criminal case at the core of the novel really did...

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Recent Interviews

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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Kristopher Zgorski – Behind the Blogger

From the Booking Desk: Depending on what device you are viewing BOLO Books on, you may notice over the next few weeks that we are changing up the look of the blog.  I am working with someone who knows much more about these things than I do - more on that later - but...

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Recent Articles

The Moment(s) Have Arrived

From the Booking Desk: It is Edgar Awards Week!  This means things will be a bit quieter than normal around here, but rest assured I will be posting some previously prepared content - including a special Composite Sketch on Friday - as the week goes on.  And I'll be...

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Ellen Byron – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Ellen Byron and I have been trying to party together for a while now, but the fates keep intervening. I missed Ellen's book launch party, Ellen missed my New Orleans soiree, etc, etc. But what we are not going to miss is a chance to see how...

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BOLO – Week of April 15, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Sorry for the late posting of the Books to Look Out for list this week - this crazy East Coast weather triggered a migraine and I was in no shape to log on.  But things are better today, and the good news is that these books are available TODAY....

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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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