Recent Reviews

Hollywood Homicide – The BOLO Books Review

Fudge! Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett ends way too quickly. Taking into account the quality of her writing, her flair for the dramatic, and that killer sense of humor, Kellye Garrett could easily be the secret lovechild of Shonda Rhimes and Tyler Perry, but rest...

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Down a Dark Road – The BOLO Books Review

Once a reader latches on to a series, they typically remain loyal to both that series and its author. Essentially, this means journeying with a series through the highs and the lows – often beyond the point where everyone involved knows that perhaps it is time for the...

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Blame – The BOLO Books Review

Not only is Jeff Abbott’s Blame the most additive thriller of the summer, it also happens to be an astute study of the corrosive nature of blame and the destructive power of its sibling emotion, guilt. Blame is perfect for fans of domestic suspense. It tells the story...

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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

Kay Kendall – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Fridays have always been exciting because they mark the start of the weekend, but since I started this new feature here at BOLO Books, Fridays also mean the posting of a new Composite Sketch interview. This week, it's a joy to have Kay Kendall...

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BOLO – Week of July 16, 2017

From The Booking Desk: I try to make my lists of books to be on the look out for as eclectic as possible - but I think this week takes the cake.  There are so many genres represented here. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________...

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Mark Edwards – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first discovered Mark Edwards via the crime novels he co-wrote with Louise Voss, before moving on to his more recent solo writing projects. I was lucky enough to meet Mark at a Bouchercon - maybe 2015? - and happily discovered he is a much...

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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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