BOLO – Week of May 22, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

True Crime books are not something I often feature here at BOLO Books, but this week’s list of books to be on the look out for does feature two of them. As well as two novels worth looking into.

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Walleye Junction – The BOLO Books Review

Karin Salvalaggio’s third book, Walleye Junction, has recently been released. This continues the series of novels featuring Detective Macy Greeley and like the others books she has written, Walleye Junction presents some of the best plotting and characterization the crime fiction genre has to offer.

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St Ernan’s Blues – The BOLO Books Review

Regardless of how much reading one does, there never seems to a shortage of new authors to discover – writers like Paul Charles, who recently released St Ernan’s Blues, the third book in his series featuring Inspector Starrett. St Ernan’s Blues is reminiscent of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery in that it is a character-driven traditional mystery set in an isolated religious community.

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BOLO – Week of May 15, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

This week is again a busy week for books, but the ones to look out for are not the heavy-hitter authors you might expect. Instead, look for these books by up-and-coming stars.

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Triple Time with Crime and Diversity

We often hear talk of how crime fiction is the social novel of today. Many of the problems faced by society are reflected back to us through the books we read. However, diversity issues still plague this genre. Things are getting better and there are more representations of diversity in both authors and characters with each passing year, but we can still use more of these lesser-heard voices within the crime fiction community. As a way of supporting and encouraging, Dru Ann Love, Lesa Holstine, and I decided to center our latest Triple Post on the subject of diversity. Fittingly, we each pinpointed and covered the topic in different ways. We hope that you will enjoy our posts and that it inspires you to try something new, something outside of your everyday box.

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Tastes Like Fear – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

With just three novels currently available, Sarah Hilary has quickly risen to “must buy” status for many crime fiction aficionados. Her Marnie Rome series of books are guaranteed to feature hot-button topics, relevant themes, quality writing, and some of the most relatable series characters one could hope for. The third book, Tastes Like Fear, is now available in the UK and with no eminent publication here in the States planned, fans should seek out other methods to obtain this excellent addition to the series.

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