The Stranger Inside – The BOLO Books Review

Lisa Unger never writes the same book twice. At this point, hopefully readers know that they can always come to a book by this talented author knowing they will be led by skilled hands and that the journey will be a rewarding one. Yet, this has never been truer than...

Heaven, My Home – The BOLO Books Review

It was clear with the publication of Bluebird, Bluebird in 2017 that Attica Locke’s Highway 59 mystery series was going to be something special. This was further confirmed when this overdue author won the Best Novel Edgar Award for that gem of a book the following...

BOLO – Week of September 15, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is another busy week at bookshops everywhere. Look for some hotly-anticipated releases alongside books you didn’t know that you needed. There is something of quality for everyone. Attica Locke – Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books,...

BOLO – Week of September 8, 2019

From the Booking Desk: The BOLO report this week is a little late, but that is because I had to get some reviews up and finish reading a few things. Rest assured, there are books for you to pick up this week at your local store – including Margaret...

Snare – The BOLO Books Review

Violent crime in Iceland is an extremely rare thing, so you can imagine the challenge this poses for crime fiction writers wanting to use the country as a setting for their work. Fortunately, plenty of talented Icelanders have managed to navigate this difficulty in...

Three-Fifths – The BOLO Books Review

The last few years have seen a call to action on the diversity front within the crime fiction community. Since change such as this must start at the top in order to be successful, the announcement that Polis Books – a highly respected independent book publisher –...

Cover Reveal – Crime Travel

From the Booking Desk: Crime Travel is a short story anthology containing stories with a time travel theme. The anthology is edited by award-winning short story writer extraordinaire Barb Goffman and contains a who’s who of your favorite crime fiction authors. I...

The Long Call – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction has a long tradition of embracing the outsider, largely because those excluded – by their very nature of being able to observe free of oversight – are often in a prime position to recognize troubling behavior and potential issues without exposure. With...