Recent Reviews

Whiteout – The BOLO Books Review

Christmas in Northern Iceland may look like a holiday postcard, but Ragnar Jónasson’s Whiteout proves that the ghosts of the past continue to haunt regardless of the calendar date. Just days before the holiday, Ari Thór’s former boss, Tómas, asked the Siglufjörđur...

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Unholy City – The BOLO Books Review

With the release of Carrie Smith’s Unholy City, readers will once again embrace Claire Codella and her brand of New York City. This police procedural series continues to impress with each new addition to the franchise.. Unholy City finds Claire working closely with...

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The Blinds – The BOLO Books Review

Occasionally one stumbles upon a book with a concept – a conceit – so creatively original that you know it is going to be a wild ride regardless of whether the author succeeds in pulling it off. The Blinds, the new novel from Adam Sternbergh, is just such a novel and...

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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

David Magayna – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first met Dave Magayna when he was the moderator of the Readers panel I was on at the Albany Bouchercon in 2013. He led that panel with skill and afterwards I discovered that he also lived in Maryland. Since then, I have traveled to the...

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BOLO – Week of November 12, 2017

From The Booking Desk: There is a crispness to hear that that let's us know that it is time to begin thinking about holiday gift-giving. With that in mind, this week's books to be on the look out for are both perfect for your reading pleasure, as well as great options...

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Erin Mitchell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Erin Mitchell was one of the first people I became acquainted with our crime fiction tribe, and to this day she remains one of the most important. After communications online, I met Erin at various Bouchercons and BookExpo America. I have even...

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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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