Cover Reveal – Crime Travel

From the Booking Desk: Crime Travel is a short story anthology containing stories with a time travel theme. The anthology is edited by award-winning short story writer extraordinaire Barb Goffman and contains a who's who of your favorite crime fiction authors. I am...

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Noir at the Bar, Shirlington – Recap

From the Booking Desk: Last night I attended the first ever Northern Virginia Noir at the Bar. It was held at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington Village and was also co-sponsored by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. The venue could not have been any more perfect for an...

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BOLO – Week of August 25, 2019

From the Booking Desk: Many crime fiction fans wait all year for this week to arrive. This week, the new Louise Penny novel is released. I also have another suggestion for you when you are out at the bookstore picking up the latest Gamache mystery. If you are a fan of...

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BOLO – Week of August 18, 2019

From the Booking Desk: A trip to the bookstore this week will net you some of the best and more original novels of the year. Each of these books will defy your expectations and will find fans in readers who might not normally enjoy this style of novel. That credit all...

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BOLO – Week of August 11, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This week is jam-packed with excellent book releases. You have already seen my reviews of Alex Segura's Miami Midnight and Lisa Lutz's The Swallows - two of the best books of the year and both are available this week. Tomorrow will see a special...

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Susan Elia MacNeal – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first discovered Susan Elia MacNeal when she was a member of the award-winning Jungle Red Writers blog. It was there that I learned that in addition to writing the excellent Maggie Hope historical series, Susan had also penned a collection of...

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BOLO – Week of August 4, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is a great week to be a reader. You can't go wrong with any of these choices, so why not read them all. Hallie Ephron – Careful What You Wish For (William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.99, 08/06/2019) BOLO Books Comments: Every book by Hallie Ephron...

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BOLO – Week of July 21, 2019

From the Booking Desk: The sweltering temperatures here at this mid-summer moment makes reading an ideal activity. Fortunately, this week there is a book for every type of reader being released. Read one or read them all. Laura Lippman – Lady in the Lake (Willam...

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BOLO – Week of July 7, 2019

From the Booking Desk: More books perfect for those summer vacations. Buy them all, because you will be reading them so fast. And be sure to suggest them to your family, friends, and neighbors. More people read during the summer, so let's get them hooked for some...

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Did You Hear the News?

From the Booking Desk: This news hit Facebook on Friday, but I know there are some followers here who are not users of social media, so I wanted to make sure to post this information here on BOLO Books as well. Earlier in the month, the co-chairs of Left Coast Crime...

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