Safe – A BOLO Books Television Review

The new Netflix mystery series Safe is the viewing equivalent of those blockbuster summer beach-reads from days of yore: Light on any real substance, but certainly enjoyable while being consumed. Viewers who know Harlan Coben created it will expect nothing less. Just...

The Perfect Mother – The BOLO Books Review

Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect Mother is a both a twisted suspense yarn and a subtle satire aimed at society’s unrealistic expectations of motherhood. Fans of psychological and domestic suspense will find much to enjoy in this tale of suburban intrigue, but it is the...

BOLO – Week of May 13, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I am settling back in to my routine here, now that all the excitement and festivities related to the Raven Award are complete. I am a bit behind on my reviews, so expect an influx of those in the coming weeks.  But meanwhile, these are the books...

And the News Just Keeps on Coming

From the Booking Desk: First I receive the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for 2018, then I am asked by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to continue the Blog Bytes Column, and now I am nominated for an Anthony Award. Whose life am I living??? If ever there was...

Beyond the Pale – The BOLO Books Review

Clare O’Donohue launches a new series with Beyond the Pale – a jet-setting spy novel firmly rooted within a domestic drama. This blending of genres makes the reading experience feel fresh and will have readers eager to travel to whichever destination may be next...

BOLO – Week of May 6, 2018

From The Booking Desk: On Saturday, a huge crowd of people gathered to help me celebrate the fact that I am a 2018 Mystery Writers of America Raven Award recipient. Family, friends, authors, and fans from as far-flung as Chicago, New York, Williamsburg, and all...

2018 Edgar Award Winners (with some reviews)

From the Booking Desk: This time last week, I was getting ready for the 2018 Edgar Awards Banquet where I was awarded a Raven Award from Mystery Writers of America. That same evening, the 2018 Edgar Awards were announced and I was very happy to see that many of the...