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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One Night Gone – Cover Reveal

From the Booking Desk: I first met Tara Laskowski via her husband Art Taylor, but it wasn't very long before I realized that she was a formidable writer in her own right. Her short story collection, Bystanders, is a powerful collection of tales that blur genre lines...

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BOLO – Week of February 17, 2019

From The Booking Desk: The weather continues to be inconsistent, but what always remains constant is the knowledge that the publishing industry will release some excellent books each week for our enjoyment. Sophie Hannah – The Next To Die (William Morrow, Hardcover,...

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BOLO – Week of February 10, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It is still winter in much of the US, so folks need those books to curl up with by the fireplace. Fortunately, publishers are more than happy to provide them. The Reckoning – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Minotaur, Hardcover, $26.99, 02/12/2019) BOLO...

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BOLO – Week of February 3, 2019

From The Booking Desk: This is one of those epic book weeks where you definitely want to make your way to your favorite bookshop. So many great books - three I have already reviewed and two others that I will be reviewing soon. Buy any one of them - or all of them -...

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BOLO – Week of January 27, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It looks like it's going to be a winter week for much of the U.S., so the timing is right for some great book. Three very different novels this week; something that will appeal to everyone. Gregg Hurwitz – Out of the Dark (Minotaur, Hardcover,...

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BOLO – Week of January 20, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so that is why the BOLO report is a day late. However, that means the books releasing this week are available immediately! Ragnar Jonasson - Rupture (Minotaur, Hardcover, $28.99,...

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BOLO – Week of January 13, 2019

From The Booking Desk: After a snow storm that proved to have longer legs than expected, I finally have up a list for your weekly reading enjoyment. Three very different selections, but each one worth your attention. Amy Gentry – Last Woman Standing (HMH, Hardcover,...

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Hendricks and Pekkanen at HoCo Library

On Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2019, I attended a book event at the Miller Branch of the Howard Country Library in Maryland. This event was to celebrate the release of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s second novel together, An Anonymous Girl. If you are a...

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Unspeakable Crimes – A BOLO Books Event Recap

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, I attended an event called Unspeakable Crimes: LGBTQ Mystery Writing at East City Bookshop in Washington, DC. I thought that my followers might enjoy getting a sense of what this event was like. This is not intended to be a full recap of...

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