Greg Herren – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: As a reader, I am pre-programmed to always look to step into someone else’s shoes via literature, but there are those inevitable times when I hope to see reflections of myself in the books I am reading as well. Crime fiction has a decent...

The Vanishing – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of Victorian Literature – particularly that of the Brontë sisters – will find much to admire in Sophia Tobin’s The Vanishing. It would be hard to imagine the existence of a newly-written work that so effortlessly emulates the stylings of novels from that period....

Something in the Water – The BOLO Books Review

British actress Catherine Steadman (from Downton Abbey and more) dives into the murky waters of thriller writing with her debut novel, Something in the Water. When Erin’s husband Mark loses his job, she suggests that they need an escape. Rather than cancel their...

BOLO – Week of July 15, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Based on my earlier reviews, I am hoping that you have already pre-ordered some of this week’s releases, because there are many stellar books on this list – both ones you have heard about before and new mentions that also must be...

APB – Summer 2018

From the Booking Desk: 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...

The Girl From Blind River – The BOLO Books Review

Occasionally, debuts come along that are so tightly-plotted and strongly-written that it is hard to believe they are first novels. When that happens, readers instantly know they will be following said author’s career for quite some time to come. That is exactly what...

BOLO – Week of July 8, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Summer hours at my day job start this week, which means more time to read. And that couldn’t come at a more critical time. There are so many excellent books on the horizon, including this week, that no reader will go unsatisfied....

Give Me Your Hand – The BOLO Books Review

No other crime fiction author can so perfectly and eloquently distill the complexities of female relationships in the way that Megan Abbott can and does repeatedly. Whether she is writing about classic femme fatales, kidnapping victims, high school cheerleaders, or...