Ricochet – January and February 2015

From The Booking Desk:

It is hard to believe that this Ricochet post is only covering the first two months of the year.  I could easily fill up a short Best Of List with some of the reviewed titles here.  In case you missed any of them, here is what has been happening on BOLO Books in 2015.

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Azar Nafisi –
The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking desk:

Azar Nafisi is probably not the name you expected to see on a crime fiction blog this morning, but the truth of the matter is that Azar is supportive of all genres of literature and the dissemination of its power world-wide.

Best known for the best-selling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi’s latest book, The Republic of Imagination, continues her quest to examine life through the works of great literature and the effect these classics have on our society and our humanity.

In my multiple encounters with Azar, our topic of discussion often strayed to crime fiction and I was delighted to find out that she is a fan of the genre. You can certainly imagine how thrilled I was when she agreed to stop by BOLO Books to discuss crime fiction with me.

With that, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the one and only Azar Nafisi!

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BOLO – Week of March 1, 2015

From The Booking Desk:

This week’s BOLO is a day late because I was on vacation.  But the good news is that all of the books are released today, so you can go right out and get them.  It’s an eclectic list of veterns and new-comers, thrillers and Young Adult titles.

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My Sunshine Away – The BOLO Books Review

Every few years there is a book that is released which immediately feels like a classic – something readers will re-visit over and over again, always discovering new things within the magical words on the page. This year, that book is My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh.

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Anthony Award Nomination Procedure 2015

From The Booking Desk:

The organizing committee for this year’s Bouchercon in Raleigh are trying something new with the Anthony Award nomination procedure. Word of this began to spread yesterday via social media, but they have asked me to post something here on the blog as well, in the hopes of reaching as many nominating members (and that means everyone who was there last year and everyone registered to go this year) as possible.

Really all that has changed is the mechanics of the nomination procedure, but it is worth being aware of the timing, so that everyone can be sure they receive their ballot.  If you have not yet heard about the change, please read on…

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Laura Lippman @ The Ivy Bookshop

From The Booking Desk:

Last November, I read the new Tess Monaghan novel by Laura Lippman.  Since then, I have anxiously awaiting the time when the public at large would be able to experience Hush Hush.  That moment is now upon us.  Last night, Laura Lippman appeared at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore to celebrate the launch of Hush Hush and as any event with Laura is bound to be, it was a smashing success.

 

In just a moment, I will bullet-point some of the highlights from the event.  But before I do that, let’s recap some of the recent Laura Lippman activity here at BOLO Books:

 

Now, let’s take a look at some of the topics covered by Laura Lippman at The Ivy event:

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