Blessed are the Peacemakers – The BOLO Books Review

Over the course of four novels, Kristi Belcamino has put Gabriella Giovanni through the wringer. Having faced off against a serial killer, dealt with her boyfriend being accused of murder, suffered through a heart-breaking miscarriage, and later the kidnapping of her...

BOLO – Week of August 20, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse. Hopefully those of you that are interested has obtained your special viewing glasses. If you haven’t read Erin Kelly’s He Said/She Said, today would be the perfect day to start that one (since...

Carla Coupe – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I was first introduced to Carla Coupe by Dana Cameron during a Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland. It wasn’t long before we were all laughing as though we had known each other for years. Very quickly I learned about all the...

Did You See Melody? – The BOLO Books Review

Motherhood has been a recurring theme in Sophie Hannah’s crime fiction oeuvre from the very beginning. In novels like Little Face, The Cradle in the Grave, The Orphan Choir and A Game For All the Family, among others, Sophie Hannah has dissected the various...

BOLO – Week of August 13, 2017

From The Booking Desk: I am highlighting three books I have not yet read this week on the BOLO list.  I have little doubt that you will see why they were chosen and will be just as intrigued as I am.  Happy shopping!...

Art Taylor – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Not only is Art Taylor a multi-award-winning author, he also happens to be a wonderful teacher and friend. I had the pleasure of talking with his George Mason University students last semester about the art of reviewing and it was immediately...

The Quiet Child – The BOLO Books Review

There is only one word to describe the reader’s state of mind upon completing John Burley’s The Quiet Child: melancholia. While it is definitely crime fiction, it is quite unlike most books within this genre. Told in a style where thoughts, memories, and...

The Last Place You Look – The BOLO Books Review

One of the surprise hits of the literary season has been Kristen Lepionka’s The Last Place You Look. A surprise, not because it isn’t worthy – it most certainly is – but because the industry can never predict which debut novels will prove to be breakouts. In the case...

BOLO – Week of August 6, 2017

From The Booking Desk: This week is jam-packed with new releases. Because each of my chosen titles will appeal to a different type of reader, I couldn’t make my usual cuts to this list, so please forgive me – it really is longer than normal this week.  But...