Recent Reviews

The Whisper Man – The BOLO Books Review

The Whisper Man by Alex North is an example of a novel that completely blurs genre lines. It is equal parts family drama, serial-killer mystery, and supernatural horror. In a rare feat of undeniable skill, Alex North is able to execute all of these layers flawlessly,...

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Swipe Right For Murder – The BOLO Books Review

James Patterson is sometimes viewed as a controversial figure in the book world, but there is no denying that he knows a good story when he sees one and he has always been a champion for diversity in the literary landscape. So, it is no surprising that his young adult...

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The Murder List – The BOLO Books Review

Up to this point, most of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s novels have centered on journalists whether they are newspaper writers, television reporters, or true crime documenters. With The Murder List, her second stand-alone novel of suspense, Ryan takes a step away from that...

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Recent Interviews

Honored to be an Advocate – Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven't been following along, the wonderful publishing blog - The Thrill Begins - has recently launched a series of posts highlighting some folks the regular bloggers there consider to be important advocates within our crime writing...

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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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Recent Articles

Cynthia Westbrook – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Cynthia Westbrook is another of those friends that I have Judy Bobalik to thank for. After Judy introduced me to her, there was no way that Cynthia and Jay were not going to be on the invitation list for the BOLO Books Birthday soirée in New...

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BOLO – Week of August 18, 2019

From the Booking Desk: A trip to the bookstore this week will net you some of the best and more original novels of the year. Each of these books will defy your expectations and will find fans in readers who might not normally enjoy this style of novel. That credit all...

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Alexia Gordon – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I am beyond thrilled to welcome Alexia Gordon to the BOLO Books Composite Sketch series. Alexia is an award-winning author, extremely smart, and always on the move - and yet, she remains one of the nicest and most unassuming authors you will...

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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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