The Final Silence –
The BOLO Books Review

Even if Stuart Neville never wrote another word after The Ghosts of Belfast (aka The Twelve), his name would still be firmly etched in the annals of crime fiction. As a debut novel, it is impossible to ask for more from a storyteller. Fortunately, Stuart Neville’s literary output did not end there and readers can now enjoy four other books from this master storyteller. Just this week, the latest book in the Jack Lennon series was released. The Final Silence not only continues the story of Neville’s lead police inspector, but it also proves that his writing talents know few bounds. The Final Silence may just be the best book yet in a career that is only just getting started.

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My Bouchercon 2014 Panel

From The Booking Desk:

Many of the folks who are involved in panels at Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach have been making graphics to advertise their particular panel. BOLO Books has jumped on that bandwagon.  See you there!

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Countdown to Bouchercon 3

From the Booking Desk:

Bouchercon 2014 is two weeks away tomorrow. It is hard to believe that this year’s conference is almost upon us. If you follow BOLO Books, you have no doubt seen the earlier parts of this series:Countdown to Bouchercon 1 and Countdown to Bouchercon 2. This week, I am pleased to be talking about some of the non-panel-related activities which will be happening during the conference.

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BOLO – Week of October 26, 2014

From The Booking Desk:

If you are a frequent visitor to BOLO Books, many of the books from this week will be familiar to you, as I have already reviewed them.  But they are now available for your reading pleasure!

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BOLO Books’
Second Blogoversary

From The Booking Desk:

Yesterday, October 24, was the second anniversary of BOLO Books. I could not let the occasion pass without a brief mention.

When I started BOLO Books back in 2012, I had no idea how much joy and fulfillment it would bring to my life.  Books have always been a central focus for me and to be able to help spread the enjoyment of reading around the world has been nothing less than gratifying and awe-inspiring.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me.

My main tenet of only talking about books that I enjoy has ensured that BOLO Books is a joyful destination where fans know they can come to feel the positive energy of book-love and where the main focus is always on the celebration of the written word.

All of you are as much a part of the success of BOLO Books as I am. Every time I sit down to write a review, it is my fellow readers I am thinking about. I hope that you have come to trust my reviews and that I have helped to introduce you to books which have gone on to become your new favorites.

Now, onward to Year Three!


Thank you all and much love,

Founder of BOLO Books

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Station Eleven –
The BOLO Books Review

Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, for all intents and purposes, should be destined for failure. It is a futuristic, dystopian novel marketed to contemporary fiction readers rather than the typical sci-fi audience for such things. It features numerous characters, but no through plotline. Structurally, the timeline is all over the place, resulting in a book which has no real “ending.” Yet, somehow, Emily St. John Mandel has fashioned Station Eleven into one of the most impressive and gripping novels of the season.

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