Recent Reviews

Murder at the Mena House – The BOLO Books Review

Probably now more than ever, with the world in crisis, readers are longing for books that bring comfort and familiarity, those novels featuring a sense of nostalgia that soothe and distract without requiring excessive concentration. Unbeknownst to her while writing...

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Darling Rose Gold – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of the escapist entertainment typically associated with Lifetime Television movies, will find much to enjoy in Stephanie Wrobel’s debut novel, Darling Rose Gold. In many ways, the melodramatic moments and carefully-placed twists feel artificially manufactured,...

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Eight Perfect Murders – The BOLO Books Review

Peter Swanson has garnered a loyal following of fans by writing unique stand-alones that defy expectations at almost every turn. The only things you can count on when picking up a Peter Swanson novel are that you will be thoroughly entertained, guided by a skilled...

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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

Reece Hirsch – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Few writers can merge the worlds of technology and crime as skillfully as Reece Hirsch. While entertaining readers for hours, he also manages to educate the public on the risk inherent when society becomes increasingly dependent on high-tech...

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Cover Reveal – The Beat of Black Wings

From the Booking Desk: As you can imagine, I get asked to do a fair number of cover reveals. I try to be accommodating, but it's not always possible for me to say yes. But when Josh Pachter asked if I would be willing to do the cover reveal for the new anthology he...

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John Purcell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I have always said, if you go to crime fiction conventions - or any convention really - make the effort to volunteer. It is during those moments when you are giving back to the community you love that you will truly find *your people*. This is...

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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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