Recent Reviews

Nine Perfect Strangers – The BOLO Books Review

Liane Moriarty continues to write novels that are virtually unclassifiable – blending elements from women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, romance, inspirational, and more into a style that is uniquely her own. If her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, had to me...

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BOLO Books’ Top Reads of 2018

From the Booking Desk: 2018 will always be the year I was awarded the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award. This accolade represents a career highlight and I have been thrilled to celebrate with all of you throughout this year.   But the work continued.   I read so...

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The Stranger Diaries – The BOLO Books Review

If you’ll permit me... Along with writing two popular series, Elly Griffiths has decided that it is time to add a stand-alone psychological suspense novel to her repertoire. That novel is The Stranger Diaries and is currently available overseas and will appear in the...

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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

Susan Reiss – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: Susan Reiss is a member of my local chapter of Sisters in Crime - the incredible Chesapeake "Chessie" Chapter - so I have heard her speak at a number of local events. She is always engaging and makes audience members want to read her series set...

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BOLO – Week of December 9, 2018

From The Booking Desk: As you struggle to complete those last minute holiday shopping trips, let's take a look at a few books from smaller presses this week. We have a "cozy," a LGBTQ+ based YA title, and a traditional mystery in an nontraditional locale....

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Kelly Hager – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: When I solicit participants for these Composite Sketch profiles, I always go in expecting to get some great answers - and i always do - but occasionally one come along that just goes above and beyond my expectations. Today's Sketch is one such...

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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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