Recent Reviews

FlabberGassed – The BOLO Books Review

Michael Craft is the talent behind the highly-regarded LGBTQ+ mystery series featuring Mark Manning. Those novels, along with his other writings, have allowed readers to meet multifaceted characters populating engrossing mystery plots. In 2016, he welcomed his readers...

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Under My Skin – The BOLO Books Review

Under My Skin is Lisa Unger’s contribution to the current renaissance of psychological suspense novels lead by unreliable narrators. As with any influx of releases within a hot, of-the-moment sub-genre, the quality of writing varies across the board, but fans of Lisa...

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Hold The Dark – A BOLO Books Television Review

Regardless of whether you classify it as Alaskan noir, a revenge thriller, or metaphysical suspense, the new Netflix original movie Hold the Dark will maintain your interest from first frame to final shot. Based on William Giraldi’s well-reviewed novel of the same...

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Recent Interviews

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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Kristopher Zgorski – Behind the Blogger

From the Booking Desk: Depending on what device you are viewing BOLO Books on, you may notice over the next few weeks that we are changing up the look of the blog.  I am working with someone who knows much more about these things than I do - more on that later - but...

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of October 21, 2018

From The Booking Desk: An extremely eclectic list of books this week, so I have a good feeling you won't have any trouble finding something here that piques your interest. Happy Fall Reading. ______________________________________________________________________...

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Erin Alford – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: One thing that we don't have a shortage of in our crime fiction tribe is wonderful folks named Erin! Today, I would like to introduce you to Erin Alford. She and I have been friends on Facebook for a while now and one of the best parts of the...

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APB – Fall 2018

From the Booking Desk: Time for another entry in this incredibly popular feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).   As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are...

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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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