Recent Reviews

Careful What You Wish For – The BOLO Books Review

If Alfred Hitchcock guest-edited Martha Stewart Living, the result might look something like Hallie Ephron’s latest novel, Careful What You Wish For. This domestic suspense novel focuses on a professional organizer who finds herself completely tangled up in the...

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Lady in the Lake – The BOLO Books Review

One year after releasing Sunburn – her slim and deft ode to the noir aesthetic – Laura Lippman once again pivots to provide readers with something completely different, something that defies categorization, something utterly beguiling. Make no mistake, Lady in the...

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The Poison Garden – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Heaven’s Gate, The Peoples Temple of Jonestown, the Branch Davidians, the Rajneeshpuram community, Kashi Ashram, the Manson Family, and the Brethren. Just the mention of their names is enough to conjure images of fortified compounds, social isolation, bizarre...

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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

David Nemeth – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: David Nemeth is one crime writings most fervent supporters of small press and indie publication. He is always willing to lend his voice (and tweet-power) to champion those causes and spread the word on books and authors that too often get less...

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Eleanor Cawood Jones – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: The blame for introducing me to Eleanor falls squarely on the shoulders of Dru Ann Love. I am sure that Dru knew that Eleanor and I would hit it off, but I am not so sure that she expected my husband and Eleanor to become a trouble-making duo....

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BOLO – Week of July 7, 2019

From the Booking Desk: More books perfect for those summer vacations. Buy them all, because you will be reading them so fast. And be sure to suggest them to your family, friends, and neighbors. More people read during the summer, so let's get them hooked for some...

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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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