My Top Authors of 2016 Share Books They Love

From the Booking Desk:

Last week, I posted the BOLO Books Top Reads of 2016 list. Each of those books would make wonderful holiday gifts for the readers in your life.

But that got me to thinking about what books from 2016 these authors might suggest as highlights of the year. And so, rather than speculate, I asked.

Below you will find responses from most of the authors on my list. Like their own novels, these books too would make wonderful gifts for others or for yourself this holiday season.

Enjoy!

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BOLO – Week of December 4, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

Some great books are coming out this week and next. These would make great gift ideas for your holiday shopping, as even the most dedicated reader is sure to be extra busy during this time of year. Surprise them with a book!

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BOLO Books’ Top Reads of 2016

From the Booking Desk:

I feel like a broken record, but every year I say that compiling my Top Reads list gets more and more difficult.  2016 was a stellar year for crime fiction and as such, I had to make some very difficult cuts to my final list. I could easily compile another list of books that just missed being included on this official round-up.

I will remind readers that this is my Top Reads list – not necessarily a Best Of list. Certainly these books are worthy of any Best Of list, but since I did not read everything published this year, I always hesitate to call it that. These are just the Top Reads of those that I experienced.

I limited the list to ten books this year. I cheated a bit by including one extra book below the official list. This is because I read that book in 2015 – and it was included on BOLO Books’ Top Reads of 2015 list – but for most readers it was not available until 2016, so it rightfully deserves to be on this list as well; call it a bonus book!

Follow the links on the book titles to see the full review as it appeared here on BOLO Books. Without further ado, I present to you my Top Reads of 2016 (in alphabetical order):

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Chasing the Dead – A BOLO Books “Cold Case” Review

Often, the success of a series rests squarely on the shoulders of the characters who populate the fictional world. Occasionally, it takes several books for that respect to build, but in some cases – such as Tim Weaver’s Chasing the Dead – the reader’s connection to the main character is immediate. The minute David Raker takes the stage, it is clear he’s going to around for quite a few books.

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BOLO – Week of November 27, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

Later this week, we will begin the last month of the year. And what a year it has been. There are still a few new releases worth checking out in these last few weeks of the year, starting with the following titles.

And be sure to stop back on Friday, when the BOLO Books Top Reads of 2016 list will be revealed.

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BOLO – Week of November 20, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

It is Thanksgiving week here in the States, so publishing has slowed down a bit, but rest assured, there are still a few books for those in need.

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