Recent Reviews

Slow Horses – A BOLO Books Surveillance Review

Since Mick Herron is the International Guest of Honor at the 2022 Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque, New Mexico – a conference where I will also be the Fan Guest of Honor – I have decided to dedicate a series of posts this year to a deep-dive look at his most popular...

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Bloodline – The BOLO Books Review

Trying to pin down Jess Lourey’s writing style is pointless. She has crossed the gamut of sub-genres within the crime writing arena and beyond, but what has remained consistent is the presence of well-developed characters, unpredictable plots, and that elusive...

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Watch Her – The BOLO Books Review

Edwin Hill burst onto the crime fiction landscape with his debut novel, Little Comfort, before returning a year later with another Hester Thursby mystery, The Missing Ones. It is clear that readers love Hester, so it is little surprise that Edwin Hill will soon...

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Recent Interviews

Remote, Me – Kristopher’s Virtual Events

From the Booking Desk: I hope that this posting finds you and yours healthy and happy during this most stressful time in American history. Before I say anything else, please remember to VOTE; we need every voice to be heard during this unprecedented election.No doubt...

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A Chat with Me – Kristopher Zgorski and John Valeri

From the Booking Desk: I was honored to be invited as a guest on John B. Valeri's YouTube show, Central Booking. If you have ever wanted to know more about the book blogging experience, this is the chat for you. We cover everything from the origins of the blog, the...

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Honored to be an Advocate – Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven't been following along, the wonderful publishing blog - The Thrill Begins - has recently launched a series of posts highlighting some folks the regular bloggers there consider to be important advocates within our crime writing...

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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal – Done Gone

From the Booking Desk: Sing it to Her Bones is one of my favorite debut mysteries. In that novel, Marcia Talley introduced readers to Hannah Ives and that character has continued to thrive ever since. Marcia also happens to be one of the biggest supporters of her...

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Cover Reveal – Bitterroot Lake

From the Booking Desk: Leslie Budewitz has won three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Short Story in her career to-date. Never one to rest on her laurels, Leslie is taking on a pen-name to release her first suspense novel in April of 2021....

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Catriona McPherson on Book Titles – A BOLO Books Guest Post

Call Me Ishmael (or, if not, Madam) Titles are hard. Show me a writer saying otherwise, and I’ll show you someone pretending to be a writer for some reason, and doing it badly. But it’s not always as hard as it’s been this time. The Turning Tide was called “New Book”...

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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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