The Lost Man – The BOLO Books Review

After only two books featuring Federal Agent Aaron Falk, Jane Harper turns her attention – and her pen – towards a gripping stand-alone. Rather than diminishing her brand, this unusual move solidifies her ranking as a superstar within the crime fiction genre; The Lost...

A Necessary Evil – The BOLO Books Review

Abir Mukherjee’s second novel, A Necessary Evil, capitalizes on all the best traits that made his debut, A Rising Man, such a success: relatable characters, rich period detail, accomplished prose, and a fascinating central crime. With A Necessary Evil, Mukherjee has...

BOLO – Week of January 13, 2019

From The Booking Desk: After a snow storm that proved to have longer legs than expected, I finally have up a list for your weekly reading enjoyment. Three very different selections, but each one worth your attention. Amy Gentry – Last Woman Standing (HMH, Hardcover,...

Hendricks and Pekkanen at HoCo Library

On Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2019, I attended a book event at the Miller Branch of the Howard Country Library in Maryland. This event was to celebrate the release of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s second novel together, An Anonymous Girl. If you are a...

Maya Corrigan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I discovered Maya Corrigan and her Five Ingredient Mysteries because she is a member of my local chapter of Sister in Crime – in fact, she is currently the President of that Chesapeake Chapter of SiC. Her presentations at our...

An Anonymous Girl – The BOLO Books Review

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen proved themselves to be a powerhouse duo with their debut bestseller, The Wife Between Us. However, it is their new psychological suspense novel, An Anonymous Girl, which will cement their standing as must-read authors for a legion...

Unspeakable Crimes – A BOLO Books Event Recap

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, I attended an event called Unspeakable Crimes: LGBTQ Mystery Writing at East City Bookshop in Washington, DC. I thought that my followers might enjoy getting a sense of what this event was like. This is not intended to be a full recap of...

The Wrong Boy – The BOLO Books Review

With two successful series and a few collections of novellas, some may view Cathy Ace’s decision to release a stand-alone psychological suspense novel as a strange – and potentially risky – move, but not too many pages into The Wrong Boy skeptics will realize this is...

BOLO – Week of January 6, 2019

From The Booking Desk: I conducted a poll late last year to see how many people would miss this weekly feature if I stopped it and the response immediately let me know that I needed to continue this list of new releases. And so, here is the first official Monday BOLO...