BOLO – Week of September 22, 2019

From the Booking Desk: The BOLO Report this week has a decidedly lighter tone than is typical here on the blog. But with two cozy series I've been reading from the beginning and a new genre-mashup, these are the books to look for this week. Leigh Perry – The Skeleton...

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BOLO – Week of September 15, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is another busy week at bookshops everywhere. Look for some hotly-anticipated releases alongside books you didn't know that you needed. There is something of quality for everyone. Attica Locke – Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books, Hardcover,...

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BOLO – Week of September 8, 2019

From the Booking Desk: The BOLO report this week is a little late, but that is because I had to get some reviews up and finish reading a few things. Rest assured, there are books for you to pick up this week at your local store - including Margaret Atwood's The...

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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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