BOLO – PARKER: A Miscellany

From the Booking Desk:

If you don’t know how much of a John Connolly fan I am, than you haven’t been paying enough attention. Today, John’s latest newsletter went out to his followers and it included some amazing news.

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Nightblind –
The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Statistically, the occurrences of violent crime in Iceland are miniscule, but with Nightblind Ragnar Jónasson shows readers that the gap between a low crime rate and a low rate of reported crime is a chasm rather than a crack. When his English-language debut Snowblind appeared last year, I dubbed Ragnar Jónasson’s work cozy noir, and now that the second book in the “Dark Iceland” series has been released, this genre moniker seems even more appropriate. Jónasson takes readers into the icy depths of Scandinavian criminality, but does so in an almost genteel manner.

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BOLO – Week of May 1, 2016

From The Booking Desk:

This is a hell of a strong week for new releases. Expect to see many of these books mentioned as favorites as the year goes on.

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Malice Domestic 2016

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Malice Domestic is this weekend in Bethesda, Maryland. This year, I will only be attending on Saturday, but in case you want to say hi, these are some of the places I will be.

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Wilde Lake –
The BOLO Books Review

When I interviewed Laura Lippman last year, she had this to say about her next book: “I’m writing a crazy-ambitious stand-alone, a crime novel that asks readers to rethink an American classic.” With or without that in mind, astute readers will certainly see the echoes of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird as they reverberate through Wilde Lake. However, make no mistake about it, this novel is no imitation. Laura Lippman has merely used that classic as a springboard for this new work that is as much an homage as it is a ground-breaking masterwork all its own.

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The Body in the Birches – The BOLO Books Review

Readers would be hard-pressed to find crime fiction more genteel than that written by Katherine Hall Page. Even though she is writing about murder, secrets, and other nefarious activity, Page does so with a restrained pen – making her a favorite of those who enjoy traditional and cozy mysteries. With over 20 books in her Faith Fairchild series and being bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement honor at this week’s Malice Domestic, needless to say, she is doing something right.

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