The Art of Vanishing – The BOLO Books Review

The Semester of Our Discontent, the debut novel in Cynthia Kuhn’s academic mystery series, is currently nominated for an Agatha Award for best first novel, so you can imagine that anticipation of book two is running high. Fortunately, The Art of Vanishing is almost here and readers are going to be more than pleased with the way Cynthia has continued the journey of Lila Maclean.

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BOLO – Week of February 19, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

It’s Monday and I hope that everyone is starting the week on a high-note. There are two excellent books I would like to highlight this week. Check them out, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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Behind Her Eyes – The BOLO Books Review

Some novels arrive with a media buzz attached and one never knows if the hype will live up to the reality. In the case of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, regardless of what readers might think of the unusual genre-hopping, there is no denying that the payoff at the end justifies the means to get there. This is a well-crafted novel – clever and authentic with some deep characterization.

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Ian Rankin @ The Ivy Bookshop

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Ian Rankin brought his 30th Anniversary of Rebus Tour to The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington, Maryland.

The bookshop was filled to capacity as befits an author or Mr. Rankin’s stature, along with the fact that his tours of the US are less frequent than some other UK-based authors.

As always, I like to post here a few highlights as I know there are many readers who are not in locations where these tours might stop, but who are none the less interested in hearing what their favorite authors have to say.

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BOLO – Week of February 12, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so if you are looking for a book for that loved one (or for yourself), there are several contenders being released tomorrow.

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Willow Walk – The BOLO Books Review

When SJI Holliday’s debut novel, Black Wood, appeared in 2015, it was immediately clear that she was not going to follow standard genre conventions. Just as she did with that novel, the second in the series – Willow Walk – defies expectations while still telling a gripping crime story.

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