Recent Reviews

Murder Once Removed – The BOLO Books Review

With modern society’s fascination about DNA testing and ancestry tracking, the timing for a cozy mystery with an expert genealogist as the amateur sleuth seems perfect. The concept also has the added benefit that it is completely logical and realistic for such an...

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Saving Meghan – The BOLO Books Review

D. J. Palmer’s Saving Meghan is a story of pure domestic suspense deeply rooted in the medical thriller tradition. This is no surprise when you look at the pedigree behind the work. D. J. is the new pseudonym for Daniel Palmer, an author readers will know from his...

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The Better Sister – The BOLO Books Review

Alafair Burke’s knowledge of the legal system is a result of years steeped within that world – first as a law student, then a lawyer, and current as a law professor and occasional media pundit – so it should come as no surprise that her crime fiction work has managed...

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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

Lauren O’Brien – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: I believe I was first "introduced" to Lauren O'Brien (Winters) online by Erin Mitchell. From there, I began to follow her excellent reviews at Shelf Awareness and then on her own blog. Since we share many common reading interests, I know I can...

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BOLO – Week of April 14, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Last night, Game of Thrones returned and this week there are some excellent books to occupy your time waiting for the next episodes to arrive. I fully expect these to be some of the biggest books of the year. Angie Kim – Miracle Creek (FSG,...

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Terry Shames – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: Terry Shames is the author of the critically-acclaimed Samuel Craddock Mystery Series. She is always a delight and incredibly encouraging to other authors whenever she appears at the various crime fiction conventions we all know and love. I was...

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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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