Rules for Being Dead – The BOLO Books Review

Every season or so, there’s a book that seemingly comes out of the blue that manages to knock our socks off. Rules for Being Dead is that book for the Summer of 2020. And its author, Kim Powers, is a bona fide breath of fresh air on the literary landscape....

The First to Lie – The BOLO Books Review

There is no denying it, Hank Phillippi Ryan has a way with words; anytime she puts pen to paper, the resulting prose is guaranteed to provide readers with hours of escapism. Simply put, Hank Phillippi Ryan is a born storyteller, with the skills to transform any tale...

Kristopher, Dru, and Hank Phillippi Ryan

From the Booking Desk: Today at 11AM (EST), our new BOLO*Musings venture launched the first ever YouTube episode dedicated to one novel: Hank Phillippi Ryan’s THE FIRST TO LIE. This video also debuts the opening and closing credits for our new show and...

Lexy Campbell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Another special Composite Sketch today. You know how sometimes the characters in a book feel like real people? Like you would most certainly be friends with them if they were. That is how I feel about Lexy Campbell! This is mainly because I hear...

His & Hers – The BOLO Books Review

Alice Feeney has wasted no time in establishing herself as one of the preeminent authors of psychological suspense working today. Her debut, Sometimes I Lie, already feels like a touchstone of the genre and she followed that up with the excellent I Know Who You Are....

The Bright Lands – The BOLO Books Review

John Fram’s debut novel, The Bright Lands, has seen a swell of support on social media from many corners of the crime fiction community. Just a brief sampling of this engaging and intelligent book will quickly confirm that this is a work worthy of that attention. If...

BOLO*MUSINGS Update

Earlier this week, Dru Ann Love and I posted our second video for our new BOLO*MUSINGS YouTube Channel. In this one, we discuss 12 of our favorite books from the first half of the year – January to June 2020. It seemed only fair that since we launched the...

Never Ask Me – The BOLO Books Review

With Never Ask Me, Jeff Abbott returns to the exclusive enclave of Lakehaven, Texas – the iconic setting of several of his stand-alone thrillers. Like Blame and the others, Never Ask Me stands on its own with only the fictional setting uniting them. Never Ask Me...

Blacktop Wasteland – The BOLO Books Review

S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is the novel everyone in the crime fiction community is talking about. You could put an image of this book’s cover next to the dictionary definition of buzz and be accurate, although some would say it might be an understatement....