The Competition –
The BOLO Books Review

In her latest novel, The Competition, Marcia Clark confronts the current crisis involving school shootings head-on.  While touching on all the most controversial aspects of these investigations, Clark still manages to avoid any sensationalism.  The Competition is an example of the investigative procedural at its best, yet never fails to deliver on the suspense front as well.

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Marcia Clark –
The BOLO Books Interview

From The Booking Desk:

The name Marcia Clark will certainly ring bells for you.  This is likely due to her work in the legal arena and her various gigs providing commentary on legal matters for multiple television stations.  What you may not know is that Marcia Clark is also an accomplished crime fiction author.

Her Rachel Knight series currently contains four books – Guilt By Association, Guilt By Degrees, Killer Ambition and the new release, The Competition.

If you have not read any of Marcia Clark’s books yet, now is a great time to try them out.  I don’t think you will be disappointed.  Check back here at BOLO Books on Friday for my spoiler-free review of The Competition.

Until then, let’s take a few moments to get to know Marcia a little better:

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The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent – The BOLO Books Review

Everyone knows that writing a novel is not easy, but every time I read historical fiction, I am always amazed at the level of research that is required.  With a non-historical book, the author can typically alter things to fit the needs of the story.  However, when writing historical fiction featuring real-life characters, the requirement is to make the story fit the history – even if the majority of the story is a fictionalized tale, it still must fit into the grander arena of the historical period.  Susan Elia MacNeal makes this look easy.  Her mystery series featuring secretary-turned-spy, Maggie Hope, continues to impress with each new release.  The newest, The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent, has just hit bookshelves and it is another exciting read.

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A new Val McDermid book is coming

From The Booking Desk:

Readers of the blog know how much I love the work of Val McDermid.  When I heard earlier this year that she had a new book coming out, I immediately set out to see if I could get ahold of an advanced copy.  Only problem, Val told me, was that she wasn’t done writing it yet.

Something on the Internet reminded me of this today, so I decided to check to see if the cover was revealed yet.  And indeed, both the US and UK covers have been posted.  So, I share them with you:

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