Recent Reviews

Never Look Back – The BOLO Books Review

Alison Gaylin is one of the most consistent writers in the crime fiction genre. Never one to repeat herself, readers can always count on her novels to be solidly structured and peopled with realistic and fascinating characters. Her latest release, Never Look Back, is...

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Gone Too Long – The BOLO Books Review

Tracing a legacy of hate in America would seem a daunting task for any writer, but Lori Roy makes it look effortless in her new novel, Gone Too Long. Instead of attempting to address this in an epic way, Lori Roy distills her examination down to one family – The...

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Borrowed Time – The BOLO Books Review

With just two cases on the written page, Cass Raines has solidified herself as a vital constituent on the long roster of crime fiction heroines. By sliding directly into an unfortunate void within the hard-boiled private eye canon, Tracy Clark champions diversity via...

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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

APB – Summer 2019

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 books that I personally...

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BOLO – Week of June 16, 2019

From the Booking Desk: Because of the amount of quality crime fiction being release this year, this week I am sharing two books that I have read and two that I have not. I hope to get to the two that I have not read yet in time, but I wanted to make sure everyone knew...

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Linda Castillo – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Having made many trips to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in my youth, I have always been interested in the lifestyle of the Amish, so when Linda Castillo first launched her Kate Burkholder crime series (in 2009), I was right there ready to learn more....

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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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