From the Booking Desk:

Today marks the launch of a new weekly feature here at BOLO Books: The BOLO Books Composite Sketch. Look for a new sketch every Friday. This feature will pose a unique set of interview questions to authors, fans, and other crime fiction luminaries. My goal is to give an outlet to folks where they can let others get to know more about them without it having to be tied to any specific promotional opportunities. Think of it more like having a drink at the local bar with your new best friend. I hope that you will find some interesting new insights into people you already know and that you will make some new friends along the way.


Because Bouchercon is in Toronto this Fall, I wanted to launch this event with a Canadian author I have been wanting to feature here on BOLO Books for a while now. So, without further ado, let’s see what John McFetridge will reveal in his composite sketch.

Name: John McFetridge
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:

I’ve been very fortunate to know, and be related to, many, many inspirational people. I’m not one of those people who had a really great teacher at some point or anything like that. So, I’ve got to say my family.

One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:

I sort of fell into the crime fiction community when my publisher put the words, “a mystery,” on my first novel (even though there wasn’t any mystery in it, just crime, lots of crime) and every day I’m grateful that I did because I’ve met so many terrific people; writers, reviewers, small press operators, convention organizers, readers. Recently I’ve been helping out in a small way with Bouchercon 2017 so I have to say I admire anyone who has organized any crime fiction event.

STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:

Luckily I’m too lazy to be much of a stalker, but if Hildy Johnson from His Girl Friday lived nearby I think there might be trouble.

People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):

It’s really a couple, Charles and Ray Eames. Mostly known for designing furniture, they were also artists and filmmakers. It’s one of the things I have in common with Ice Cube:


My personal catch phase is (or should be):

It’ll be fine.

Find out more about John McFetridge and his books on his website.