Recent Reviews

The Skeleton Paints a Picture – The BOLO Books Review

Our favorite bag of bones, Sid the Skeleton (and his creator, Leigh Perry), have found a new home with Diversion Books and by all accounts it seems that the change of venue has managed to breathe new life into this delightful paranormal cozy mystery series – The...

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Dodging and Burning – A BOLO Books Review Preview

From the Booking Desk: I almost never talk about a book I have read when the release date is six months away – and certainly not here on BOLO Books. But today I am making an exception for a number of reasons: 1. This book is so special that I hope readers will get...

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Best Day Ever – The BOLO Books Review

Best Day Ever is a domestic suspense novel from Kaira Rouda. Set over just one twenty-four-hour period, Best Day Ever is a prime example of a compulsively readable book with surprises at every turn. Told from the perspective of Paul Strom, Best Day Ever documents the...

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Recent Interviews

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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Becky Masterman – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Becky Masterman to the blog today. She is the author of the Brigid Quinn series and if you haven't yet met Brigid, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of these books. The BOLO Books reviews of Rage Against the...

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of October 15, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Bouchercon has come to an end. I trust that a good time was had by all - I'm writing this before it starts, so that it can post in a timely manner.  There are some excellent books out this week, so get thee to a bookstore stat!...

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Bouchercon 2017 Toronto Begins

From the Booking Desk: You have probably noticed that things are a bit quieter around here this week than normal. Of course, this is because this week is the annual International Crime Fiction Convention - Bouchercon.  The tribe has assembled in Toronto, Canada. ...

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BOLO – Week of October 8, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Around this time, the tribe will be descending on Toronto for the annual International Crime Fiction Convention - Bouchercon.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  These books are out this week for your reading enjoyment....

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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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