Recent Reviews

The Girl From Blind River – The BOLO Books Review

Occasionally, debuts come along that are so tightly-plotted and strongly-written that it is hard to believe they are first novels. When that happens, readers instantly know they will be following said author’s career for quite some time to come. That is exactly what...

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Give Me Your Hand – The BOLO Books Review

No other crime fiction author can so perfectly and eloquently distill the complexities of female relationships in the way that Megan Abbott can and does repeatedly. Whether she is writing about classic femme fatales, kidnapping victims, high school cheerleaders, or...

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Baby Teeth – The BOLO Books Review

Hanna is cold and cruel and creepy. Hanna is manipulative and will get what she wants no matter the cost. Hanna is a villain who will lodge in the reader’s mind for a very long time, becoming both legend and archetype. Hanna also happens to be seven years old. Readers...

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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 July 15, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Based on my earlier reviews, I am hoping that you have already pre-ordered some of this week's releases, because there are many stellar books on this list - both ones you have heard about before and new mentions that also must be experienced. ...

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Marjorie Tucker – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: I actually first "met" Marjorie Tucker on a discussion board completely unrelated to crime fiction. Both she and I are devoted fans of Broadway and we posted regularly on a theater discussion board that was extremely popular at the time....

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APB – Summer 2018

From the Booking Desk: Time for another entry in this incredibly popular feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).   As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are...

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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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