The Scottsboro Boys – A BOLO Books Theater Review

Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charles Weems, Eugene Williams, Andy Wright, and Roy Wright It is shameful that the names of these boys, aged 12 – 19, are not known by more people – especially Americans. The talented...

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BOLO – Week of June 17, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Later this week marks the official start of summer, so as one would expect, we have books perfect for summer vacation reading being released. I've posted reviews of two of these already, so I am just reminding everyone that they are now...

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BOLO – Week of June 10, 2018

From The Booking Desk: It's an embarrassment of riches this week. Along with my favorite book of the year so far, there are two other must reads being released. I love weeks like this one!  Get thee to the bookstore immediately....

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BOLO – Week of June 3, 2018

From The Booking Desk: This weekend, I did my first solo library event at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Light Street Branch. That was tons of fun and I hope that some readers were introduced to books and authors they might not have been aware of. Today's list...

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Summer Reading @ Enoch Pratt Free Library

From the Booking Desk: Don't forget that I will be speaking about the hottest books for your summer reading this Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Light Street in Baltimore at 3PM. I would love to see as many of you as possible there, but for those that are...

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BOLO – Week of May 27, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday, so this week's list of books come to you on the day they are released. Quite a variety this week, with something for everyone. ______________________________________________________________________...

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BOLO – Week of May 20, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I had a great weekend at the first ever Noir @ the Bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was such fun to hang with some of my favorite people, meet some new friends, and hear some excellent readings. Yes, I may have ended up buying some new books...

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BOLO – Week of May 13, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I am settling back in to my routine here, now that all the excitement and festivities related to the Raven Award are complete. I am a bit behind on my reviews, so expect an influx of those in the coming weeks.  But meanwhile, these are the books...

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And the News Just Keeps on Coming

From the Booking Desk: First I receive the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for 2018, then I am asked by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to continue the Blog Bytes Column, and now I am nominated for an Anthony Award. Whose life am I living??? If ever there was...

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BOLO – Week of May 6, 2018

From The Booking Desk: On Saturday, a huge crowd of people gathered to help me celebrate the fact that I am a 2018 Mystery Writers of America Raven Award recipient. Family, friends, authors, and fans from as far-flung as Chicago, New York, Williamsburg, and all...

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