Bryon Quertermous –
A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk:

I am thrilled to welcome Bryon Quertermous to BOLO Books today, not the least of which because he is one of the few people with a name that is harder to spell than my own.

But seriously, Bryon is well-known and respected in the crime fiction community. His debut novel, Murder Boy, is out today from Polis Books.

Since my day job is in the journals division of a university press, I asked Bryon to discuss the academic life vs. the writing life and how the two blended in his excellent novel.

Without further ado…may I present to you, Bryon Quertermous.

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BOLO – Week of March 29, 2015

From The Booking Desk:

This week’s list of books to watch for will please those on a budget. With two paperback originals and two YA titles, you just might be able to pick up multiple titles this week. Now all we need is the time to read them…

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Night Night, Sleep Tight -
The BOLO Books Review

Hallie Ephron is an author who plays by her own rules. She doesn’t produce a new novel every year, she doesn’t write a series, and she creates works in both the fiction and non-fiction realms. The end result is that while she doesn’t have the same long list of credits as some of her contemporaries, every book on her list of accomplishments is exceptional. With Night Night, Sleep Tight, Hallie Ephron has written what could be her most personal novel yet and readers are going to cherish it.

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Photoplay –
A BOLO Books Short Story Review

Hallie Ephron’s short story “Photoplay” serves as a prequel of sorts to her new full-length novel, Night Night, Sleep Tight. Many of the same characters appear in both pieces and yet Ephron succeeds in making each piece work as stand-alone narrative as well.

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BOLO – Week of March 22, 2015

From The Booking Desk:

This week’s books to Be On the Look Out for are not only great reads, but they also have some great cover designs.  Check them out and be sure to pick them up at your local indie bookstore or library.

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Blessed Are The Dead –
The BOLO Books Review

There are countless examples of fictional journalists who end up deeply embroiled in crime solving within the crime fiction genre. One may immediately think of Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan or Lindsay Gordon from Val McDermid’s first excellent series. More recently, we have seen Gus Carpenter from Bryan Gruely’s Starvation Lake series and Rebecca Cantrell’s Hannah Vogel. It is time to add another name to that ever-growing list – newspaper reporter, Gabriella Giovanni. Gabriella is the heroine in a new series created by Kristi Belcamino. Gabriella’s first appearance is in Blessed are the Dead and it is one that readers won’t soon forget.

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