Recent Reviews

Seasonal Work – A BOLO Books Short Story Review

It is the holiday season and Laura Lippman has decided to gift her readers with a new story. Called "Seasonal Work," this holiday-themed short story can be read for free online at The Rumpus. "SEASONAL WORK" @ The Rumpus "Seasonal Work" tells the story of a struggling...

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Spliced – The BOLO Books Review

The teenage years are fraught with insecurity, exploration, and rebellion – which happens to make them a prime backdrop for an exciting thriller. Throw in a dystopian landscape, some social study, and a unique set of characters and one just might be describing...

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The Dry – The BOLO Books Review

The oppressive heat across the Kiewarra landscape permeates every moment of Jane Harper’s debut, The Dry. Crime fiction out of Australia continues to gain popularity and this talented author is most certainly at the forefront of the attention. The Dry is a...

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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

Oline H. Cogdill – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: How do I even put into words what Oline Cogdill means to me? Not only do I highly respect her reviewing abilities and output, but she's also a caring, supportive, and wonderfully entertaining individual - not to mention hella smart! I was first...

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Karen Ellis – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk: I have long been a fan of Katia Lief's writing output, so I am thrilled to have her here on the blog today. Wait? What's that? Ah, yes the header of this post says we are getting a guest post from Karen Ellis. Sorry for the confusion. Allow me...

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BOLO – Week of December 10, 2017

From The Booking Desk: As we head into the middle of December and the holiday season really kicks in, things will naturally slow down a bit on the publishing front. In the coming weeks, I will begin to talk about the early 2018 releases that are currently blowing my...

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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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