Recent Reviews

Follow Me – The BOLO Books Review

Kathleen Barber’s Follow Me is about an as “of the moment” crime novel as one is likely to find. It’s exploration of the perils of social media will appeal to both those who are addicted to modern connectivity trends as well as those who are justifiably wary of such...

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The Sea of Lost Girls – The BOLO Books Review

If you take the writings of Mary Higgins Clark, Victoria Holt, the Brontës, and Han Christian Andersen and mix them in a blender, the resulting concoction could serve as the building blocks for Carol Goodman’s oeuvre, the latest of which – The Sea of Lost Girls–...

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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

Sarah Stewart Taylor – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: When you have been around the crime fiction community as long as I have, you witness people come and go for various reasons. But when they return to the fold, however, it is always a moment to celebrate and pick up right where things left off....

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Priscilla Royal – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: It is nice to be able to use the Composite Sketch profiles to feature people who haven't previously been on the blog. I have been a fan of Priscilla Royal's medieval crime novels for years now, but she and I have not yet met. That will change...

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Verena Rose – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: My respect for Verena Rose knows no bounds. Even before joining the Malice Domestic Board, I was always impressed with how professionally that convention runs - and so much of that is due to Verena's work as the Convention Chair. As if devoting...

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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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