Recent Reviews

Still Catching Up – Another Collection of Reviews

From The Booking Desk: You may be seeing countless lists of favorite 2019 books (including BOLO Books' own Top Reads of 2019 rundown), but there are still reviews from the year I haven't yet been able to post. Here are three more for newly released books that are all...

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Top Reads of 2019 According to BOLO Books

From the Booking Desk: I read so many wonderful books in 2019 that crafting a Top Reads list was especially challenging. As I have always done, I took this task very seriously and really struggled to make sure the list commemorates my favorite books of the year....

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Catching Up – A Collection of Reviews

From The Booking Desk: I have been so busy with New England Crime Bake, a Maine vacation, some scheduled speaking engagements, fighting off a cold, and holiday prep that end of year reviews are piling up. I've decided to do a post today collecting a number of reviews...

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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

Leslie Budewitz – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: The crime writing community is like a big family - sometimes dysfunctional, as all families are - but there are always those members that stand out (and stand up.) Leslie Budewitz is one of those community members that everybody knows and no one...

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Cindy Callaghan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Cindy Callaghan is the Agatha-Award-Winning author of the most delightful middle grade novels - one series of which is now a hit Amazon television show as well. I have had the pleasure of meeting Cindy at the Malice Domestic Mystery Convention...

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Anjili Babbar – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: We are quickly approaching 150 of these profile sketches and I have always said that I am literally surprised by something in every single one of them. Suffice to say, today's profile holds the record for the most surprises in one Composite...

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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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