Recent Reviews

Trust Me – The BOLO Books Review

Many authors are content with discovering their niche, honing their craft in relation to that choice, and writing similar novels across their career. Hank Phillippi Ryan is not such a writer. Fans can trace her evolution from debut novel to the most recent book, all...

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Hollywood Ending – The BOLO Books Review

It would be fair to call my review of Kellye Garrett’s debut, Hollywood Homicide, downright glowing and I may have been heard on more than one occasion predicting the novel’s potential for winning awards (which it has in fact done), so to say that my anticipation of...

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Death on the Menu – The BOLO Books Review

Even though Lucy Burdette has a new publisher for her Key West Food Critic Mystery series, rest assured that the same loveable characters, sun-soaked setting, and humorous escapades remain present and accounted for. Death on the Menu finds series heroine, Hayley Snow,...

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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

BOLO – Week of August 12, 2018

From The Booking Desk: This week we have a quirky list with most-likely some new names for your shopping pleasures. What these books share is that each and every one of them has a distinct voice courtesy of authors who are willing to push boundaries, take risks, and...

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LynDee Walker – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: One would be hard-pressed to find a nicer member of our crime fiction tribe than LynDee Walker. I first met LynDee at a Malice Domestic convention and now I look forward to seeing her at every crime convention I attend. She is often on panels...

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BOLO – Week of August 5, 2018

From The Booking Desk: We have about as eclectic a collection of books this week as you are likely to see here on BOLO Books. Literally, there is something for everyone - and if you see a book that is not from your chosen genre and you want to give it a chance, I...

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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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