Recent Reviews

Spotlight Reviews – Diversity Edition

From the Booking Desk: I hold a BA in English with a concentration on minority literature, so reading widely has never been a challenge for me. However, I have still found myself drawn to diverse writings and #ownvoices stories more in the current socio-political...

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The Witch Hunter – The BOLO Books Review

Like watching foreign films, experiencing books from other countries – even in translation – exposes readers to different sensibilities which may be prevalent in those regions. For those who expect novels to follow a set trajectory, this can be challenging at times....

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The Last Resort – The BOLO Books Review

When Susi Holliday’s The Last Resort begins, seven strangers board an airplane on their way to a remote island for a mysterious weekend arranged by an elusive host. With that setup, it is impossible for crime fiction genre fans not to immediately think of Dame Agatha...

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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(s) – The Where Are They Now? Mysteries

From the Booking Desk: You are likely saying to yourself, "wait, doesn't this series already exist?" And you would be right. However, this iconic series from Toni L. P. Kelner - which was originally published by Berkley Prime Crime - was in need of a fresh makeover,...

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APB – Fall 2020

Time for another entry in this incredibly popular feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are books that I personally...

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Cover Reveal – Invitation to Murder

From the Booking Desk: Most followers of BOLO Books know that I am a proud member of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime. I try to do whatever I can for my fellow members by helping to spread the word on their books, events, and accolades. So when Barb Goffman...

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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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