Recent Reviews

Mr. Nobody – The BOLO Books Review

Actress Catherine Steadman (of Starz’s The Rook and ITV’s Downton Abbey) made a promising start to a second career as a thriller writer with 2018’s Something in the Water. Her new novel, Mr. Nobody, confirms this was no fluke; Catherine Steadman is a born storyteller....

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Six Reviews in One Post

From the Booking Desk: I am trying something new this year, sprinkling my longer reviews with some posts that gather a handful of shorter reviews together in one convenient place. My hope is that the cross-pollination of fans will inspire readers to pick up books they...

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Perfect Little Children – The BOLO Books Review

Sophie Hannah belongs at the top of the list of authors who can sell a book solely based on the synopsis. If you have never read one of her mystery novels, just check out the jacket copy of any one of them and I can almost guarantee you will be intrigued enough to...

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Recent Interviews

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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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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Recent Articles

Jessica Laine – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Jessica has been a fan and supporter of BOLO Books for a number of years now. I think we first met at the Toronto Bouchercon, when I moderated a star-studded panel on LGBTQ+ crime fiction. I so appreciate her sharing, liking, and commenting on...

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Dervla McTiernan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: From the moment I read her debut novel, The Ruin, I knew that Dervla McTiernan and I could be friends. While I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting her in person, we stay connected via social media and will find ourselves at the same crime...

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From the Booking Desk: I was a huge fan of The Night of the Flood, the first novel-in-stories edited by E. A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen. At every event I attended for that book, the question was always asked: "would you do another collaboration of this type?" Well,...

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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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