Recent Reviews

When You Find Me – The BOLO Books Review

When You Find Me, P. J. Vernon’s debut, has so many elements within that it is hard to imagine a first-time author successfully pulling it off. There are threads dealing with politics, race relations, family dynamics, addiction, mental health, abuse, power, and above...

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Blood Orange – The BOLO Books Review

Harriet Tyce’s Blood Orange could easily serve as "Exhibit A" disputing any claim that domestic suspense is less gritty, less dark, and less risky that its noir sibling. Crack the spine on this novel to enter a bleak landscape filled with deeply-rooted violence, poor...

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Stalker – The BOLO Books Review

Most readers would agree that some books are meant to be read at rapid speed, with the propulsive action spurring the reader through continuing cycles of “just one more chapter” until the exciting conclusion is reached; while others books are intended to immerse the...

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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

Jay Roberts – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first became acquainted with Jay Roberts because we are both fairly regular commenters on the Jungle Red Writers blog. If you haven't visited that site, the community those authors have build is really something special and many of us who...

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BOLO – Week of February 10, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It is still winter in much of the US, so folks need those books to curl up with by the fireplace. Fortunately, publishers are more than happy to provide them. The Reckoning – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Minotaur, Hardcover, $26.99, 02/12/2019) BOLO...

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Chantelle Aimée Osman – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: If you do not know the name Chantelle Aimée Osman yet, you will by the end of 2019. Chantelle has been a fixture around the various crime fiction conventions for years, even being honored as the fan Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime 2016. She...

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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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