Recent Reviews

Blessed are the Peacemakers – The BOLO Books Review

Over the course of four novels, Kristi Belcamino has put Gabriella Giovanni through the wringer. Having faced off against a serial killer, dealt with her boyfriend being accused of murder, suffered through a heart-breaking miscarriage, and later the kidnapping of her...

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Did You See Melody? – The BOLO Books Review

Motherhood has been a recurring theme in Sophie Hannah’s crime fiction oeuvre from the very beginning. In novels like Little Face, The Cradle in the Grave, The Orphan Choir and A Game For All the Family, among others, Sophie Hannah has dissected the various...

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The Quiet Child – The BOLO Books Review

There is only one word to describe the reader's state of mind upon completing John Burley’s The Quiet Child: melancholia. While it is definitely crime fiction, it is quite unlike most books within this genre. Told in a style where thoughts, memories, and predictions...

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Recent Interviews

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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Becky Masterman – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Becky Masterman to the blog today. She is the author of the Brigid Quinn series and if you haven't yet met Brigid, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of these books. The BOLO Books reviews of Rage Against the...

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of August 20, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse. Hopefully those of you that are interested has obtained your special viewing glasses. If you haven't read Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said, today would be the perfect day to start that one (since it is set...

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Carla Coupe – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I was first introduced to Carla Coupe by Dana Cameron during a Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland. It wasn't long before we were all laughing as though we had known each other for years. Very quickly I learned about all the...

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BOLO – Week of August 13, 2017

From The Booking Desk: I am highlighting three books I have not yet read this week on the BOLO list.  I have little doubt that you will see why they were chosen and will be just as intrigued as I am.  Happy shopping!...

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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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