Recent Reviews

Long Bright River – The BOLO Books Review

While probably not intentional, it is fitting that there is a reference to length in the title of Liz Moore’s latest work, Long Bright River. This is an epic book in all meanings of the word. Clocking in at just about 500 densely-packed pages, the novel is a serious...

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Unspeakable Things – The BOLO Books Review

There is a long tradition of crime fiction being inspired by true life crimes. This runs the gamut from direct fictionalizations of actual cases to plots that simply harken back to various aspects of the cases that proved the launching point for the writing. Jess...

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The Missing American – The BOLO Books Review

Most people are aware of the existence of scammers working out of impoverished foreign locations, using technology for a nefarious purpose, but it takes a forward-thinking writer such as Kwei Quartey to take readers behind the scenes of these “operations,” exposing...

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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

Dervla McTiernan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: From the moment I read her debut novel, The Ruin, I knew that Dervla McTiernan and I could be friends. While I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting her in person, we stay connected via social media and will find ourselves at the same crime...

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From the Booking Desk: I was a huge fan of The Night of the Flood, the first novel-in-stories edited by E. A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen. At every event I attended for that book, the question was always asked: "would you do another collaboration of this type?" Well,...

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Exclusive Excerpt – Hilary Davidson’s Don’t Look Down

From the Booking Desk: Last year, Hilary Davidson launched the "Shadows of New York" series with One Small Sacrifice. On February 11, book two in the series will be released. However, BOLO Books is honored to present the first chapter excerpt of Don't Look Down today....

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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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