Your House Will Pay – The BOLO Books Review

Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay is an instant classic: a novel that sets fire to reader expectations thereby igniting a revolution hell-bent on change, using the embers to expose our flawed humanity and the ashes to fuel our souls. No words in this review can do...

BOLO – Week of October 13, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This week’s BOLO report contains books released both this week and last week. There are so many great books this year, it’s been hard to keep up with them all. As you start planning your holiday shopping, keep these titles in mind....

Barbara Ross – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I will be in Barbara Ross territory next month for New England Crime Bake (followed by a vacation in Maine), so this seemed the perfect time to invite her to participate in our weekly Composite Sketch series. Barbara’s most popular series...

The Remaking – The BOLO Books Review

There is a special kind of joy in picking up a book one has only the sparsest knowledge of and finding inside a brilliantly conceived “plot” that makes one wonder how no one had thought of this before. The quotes around plot are intentional, because while The Remaking...

Carved in Bone – The BOLO Books Review

Michael Nava published the first mystery featuring Henry Rios, A Little Death, in 1986 and the last, Rag and Bone, in 2001. Both of these novels and the five in-between were all released well before our contemporary efforts to embrace diverse voices within the crime...

Little Voices – The BOLO Books Review

Vanessa Lillie is wasting no time in making a name for herself in the crime fiction community. She is active on the social media aspects of the business, attends events for and with our tribe, and her debut novel, Little Voices, from Thomas & Mercer was chosen for...

BOLO – Week of September 29, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This is a good week to visit your local bookstore – there are so many great book releases. Tara Laskowski – One Night Gone (Graydon House, Paperback, $16.99, 10/01/2019) BOLO Books Comments: The BOLO Books Review of One Night Gone posted...

The Sisters – The BOLO Books Review

Cops and lawyers are a mainstay of crime fiction, so when readers discover that Dervla McTeirnan’s new novella, The Sisters – released exclusively as an Audible Original – revolves around siblings in these professions, it is not a shock. Since this is an Ireland-set...

Josh Pachter – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Josh Pachter is an excellent short story writer and has edited (or co-edited) a variety of anthologies. As members of the same Sisters in Crime Chapter (shout out to the Chessie Chapter!), we often attend the same events and it is always a...