Pretty as a Picture – The BOLO Books Review

Typically, when a reviewer says a book is cinematic, it is a reference to the fact that the book could easily be adapted to the screen and would probably be successful if that happened. In the case of Elizabeth Little’s second novel, Pretty as a Picture, the term...

Jessica Laine – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Jessica has been a fan and supporter of BOLO Books for a number of years now. I think we first met at the Toronto Bouchercon, when I moderated a star-studded panel on LGBTQ+ crime fiction. I so appreciate her sharing, liking, and commenting on...

Mr. Nobody – The BOLO Books Review

Actress Catherine Steadman (of Starz’s The Rook and ITV’s Downton Abbey) made a promising start to a second career as a thriller writer with 2018’s Something in the Water. Her new novel, Mr. Nobody, confirms this was no fluke; Catherine Steadman is a born storyteller....

Six Reviews in One Post

From the Booking Desk: I am trying something new this year, sprinkling my longer reviews with some posts that gather a handful of shorter reviews together in one convenient place. My hope is that the cross-pollination of fans will inspire readers to pick up books they...

Perfect Little Children – The BOLO Books Review

Sophie Hannah belongs at the top of the list of authors who can sell a book solely based on the synopsis. If you have never read one of her mystery novels, just check out the jacket copy of any one of them and I can almost guarantee you will be intrigued enough to...

Cover Reveal – THE SWAMP KILLERS

From the Booking Desk: I was a huge fan of The Night of the Flood, the first novel-in-stories edited by E. A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen. At every event I attended for that book, the question was always asked: “would you do another collaboration of this...

Penni Jones – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Penni Jones was a fan of BOLO Books for some time before she approached me asking if I would consider blurbing her book, Kricket. While I don’t always accept these requests, there was something about Penni and the premise of her novel that...