The Murder List – The BOLO Books Review

Up to this point, most of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s novels have centered on journalists whether they are newspaper writers, television reporters, or true crime documenters. With The Murder List, her second stand-alone novel of suspense, Ryan takes a step away from that...

The Hidden Things – The BOLO Books Review

It is certainly challenging to find a way into a crime plot that has not been attempted before, but in The Hidden Things, Jamie Mason has managed to do just that. Teenager Carly Liddell is attacked as she enters her home one afternoon and her ability to fend off the...

BOLO – Week of August 11, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This week is jam-packed with excellent book releases. You have already seen my reviews of Alex Segura’s Miami Midnight and Lisa Lutz’s The Swallows – two of the best books of the year and both are available this week. Tomorrow...

Susan Elia MacNeal – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first discovered Susan Elia MacNeal when she was a member of the award-winning Jungle Red Writers blog. It was there that I learned that in addition to writing the excellent Maggie Hope historical series, Susan had also penned a collection of...

Miami Midnight – The BOLO Books Review

When one knows that a book is the last in a series, some expectations are bound to exist. Longtime fans of the series will be looking for some closure, some sense that their time investment served some “higher” purpose. With Miami Midnight, the final Pete Fernandez...

The Warehouse – The BOLO Books Review

There is a long held notion that science fiction is a predicator of the future, but what happens when the near-future world described is much closer than anyone would like to think? In Rob Hart’s The Warehouse, that future is now (sort of.) This novel feels almost...

The Wolf Wants In – The BOLO Books Review

If written by a less astute writer, The Wolf Wants In – a story permeated by the opioid crisis and rise in crime in rural locations – would have been a depressing slough difficult to get through, but under Laura McHugh’s guiding pen, it becomes essential reading and a...

BOLO – Week of August 4, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is a great week to be a reader. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices, so why not read them all. Hallie Ephron – Careful What You Wish For (William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.99, 08/06/2019) BOLO Books Comments: Every book by Hallie...