Recent Reviews

School Lies – The BOLO Books Review

Kimberly G. Giarratano’s School Lies is an academic-set mystery with LGBTQ+ themes. Like many books set in the hallowed halls of institutions of higher learning, School Lies pivots on the interactions of the student body, often out of the sight of “responsible...

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In Her Bones – The BOLO Books Review

The reading public’s interest in psychological suspense shows no sign of diminishing. In Her Bones is Kate Moretti’s third book in this genre and yet, each of these stand-alones is distinctly different. Unifying them all is an easily-readable writing style and a gift...

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November Road – The BOLO Books Review

Nostalgia is a complex concept. Most often, we define it as fondly looking back on a simpler time, a better time; but it has a sinister side as well. Because, in order to long for yesteryear, we must also forget – or at the very least obfuscate - that those times had...

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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

Julia Borcherts – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Publicists are a vital part of the publishing machine - but by the very nature of their job, they are often working behind the scenes. Since my goal with this blog feature is to highlight individuals from all parts of our tribe, I am thrilled to...

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BOLO – Week of September 16, 2018

From The Booking Desk: It's been a few weeks since we have had a Monday BOLO report. Bouchercon is always the busiest time of the year and unfortunately, some tasks have to get prioritized and others have to be skipped.  I hope that you checked other locations for new...

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Hank Phillippi Ryan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: If you are part of the crime fiction writing community, you already know who Hank Phillippi Ryan is. What you likely don't know is that she has been a loyal supporter of BOLO Books from just about day one. And frankly, Hank is a champion for...

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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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