Whiteout – The BOLO Books Review

Christmas in Northern Iceland may look like a holiday postcard, but Ragnar Jónasson’s Whiteout proves that the ghosts of the past continue to haunt regardless of the calendar date. Just days before the holiday, Ari Thór’s former boss, Tómas, asked the Siglufjörđur...

BOLO – Week of November 12, 2017

From The Booking Desk: There is a crispness to hear that that let’s us know that it is time to begin thinking about holiday gift-giving. With that in mind, this week’s books to be on the look out for are both perfect for your reading pleasure, as well as...

Erin Mitchell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Erin Mitchell was one of the first people I became acquainted with our crime fiction tribe, and to this day she remains one of the most important. After communications online, I met Erin at various Bouchercons and BookExpo America. I have even...

Unholy City – The BOLO Books Review

With the release of Carrie Smith’s Unholy City, readers will once again embrace Claire Codella and her brand of New York City. This police procedural series continues to impress with each new addition to the franchise.. Unholy City finds Claire working closely with...

The Blinds – The BOLO Books Review

Occasionally one stumbles upon a book with a concept – a conceit – so creatively original that you know it is going to be a wild ride regardless of whether the author succeeds in pulling it off. The Blinds, the new novel from Adam Sternbergh, is just such a novel and...

Wonder Valley – The BOLO Books Review

Wonder Valley is a desert oasis nestled in the backcountry of California; and yet, it is also a mirage – both corporeal and elusive. Although it is an Eden-like sanctuary, temptation, betrayal, and happenstance threaten to disrupt its mercurial equilibrium. Not unlike...

BOLO – Week of November 5, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Fall appears to be upon us; temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are turning, and the holiday shopping season begins (earlier than ever). Fortunately, there are some great new books out this week for your gift-giving needs (either to others...

Nobody Rides For Free – The BOLO Books Review

Neil S. Plakcy’s second Angus Green novel, Nobody Rides For Free, continues the story of the gay FBI agent readers first met in last year’s The Next One Will Kill You. As with that previous novel, the procedural elements here take precedence. Assigned a desk job as he...