From The Booking Desk:

I am highlighting three books I have not yet read this week on the BOLO list.  I have little doubt that you will see why they were chosen and will be just as intrigued as I am.  Happy shopping!


Matt Goldman – Gone to Dust (Forge, Hardcover, $25.99, 08/15/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

I learned about Matt’s book from Hank Phillippi Ryan at one of the previous Bouchercon. We were talking about what a brilliant idea it was to have a criminal hide DNA evidence by coating a scene with *too much* DNA evidence rather than by trying to make sure the crime scene was wiped clean. At that point, Matt happened to walk by and Hank introduced us and the conversation continued in fascinating manner. I am happy that this book is now available.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the debut private eye murder mystery from Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman.

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?

Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

Suburban divorcee Maggie Somerville was found murdered in her bedroom, her body covered with the dust from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags, all potential DNA evidence obscured by the calculating killer.

Digging into Maggie’s cell phone records, Nils finds that the most frequently called number belongs to a mysterious young woman whose true identity could shatter the Somerville family–but could she be guilty of murder?

After the FBI demands that Nils drop the case, Nils and Ellegaard are forced to take their investigation underground, where the case grows as murky as the contents of the vacuum cleaner bags. Is this a strange case of domestic violence or something with far reaching, sinister implications?


Kristi Belcamino – Blessed are the Peacemakers (Paperback, $12.55, 08/14/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

You all already know that I am a fan of Kristi Belcamino’s series – The BOLO Books reviews of Blessed are the Dead, Blessed are Those Who Weep, and Blessed are Those Who Mourn make that abundantly clear. Now Gabriella Giovanni is back!  The e-book version of this title is currently on-sale for $0.99, so if you haven’t met this kick-ass heroine yet, now would be a great time to make that acquaintance.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

Gabriella Giovanni has it all.

A stunning penthouse in San Francisco. An exciting job on the crime beat. A doting, handsome husband and a beautiful little girl.

So, when she complains about all the travel her husband’s new DEA job requires, Gabriella knows she has good problems.

But when her husband’s plane goes down in the jungles of Guatemala and she is told he is dead, Gabriella thinks things could not possibly get any worse.

She is wrong.

Despite the U.S. government’s attempt to find the wreckage, they come up empty-handed. Gabriella heads to Guatemala to find some answers, and hopefully, some healing.

In the deepest, darkest jungles, it doesn’t take long for Gabriella to realize she’s in over her head and putting what remains of her life—and everything she loves—at risk.


Peter Robinson – Sleeping in the Ground (William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.99, 08/15/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

What can one say about Peter Robinson that hasn’t already been said? Buzz on this entry in the Inspector Banks series promises an opening readers will never forget and a finale they won’t see coming. I’m pretty sure none of us need more encouragement than that.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over.

Except it isn’t. For Alan Banks, still struggling with a tragic loss of his own, there’s something wrong about this case — something unresolved. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the relentless detective deeper into the crime… deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks thought he knew about the events outside that chapel.

And when at last the shocking truth becomes clear, it’s almost too late.