Helen Nelson – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Helen Nelson is a crime fiction author and fan from Canada. She was also the co-chair of the wonderful Toronto Bouchercon in 2017. Because the chairs of each convention attended regularly for the years leading up to their convention, I was able...

Kingdom of the Blind – The BOLO Books Review

Despite plans to take a year off from releasing a new Three Pines novel, Louise Penny surprised her fans by announcing that Kingdom of the Blind would indeed be released before year’s end. Every book in the series feels personal, but because the basis of this new...

Dead Ringer – The BOLO Books Review

Kate Kessler’s Dead Ringer is a visceral reading experience – simultaneously addictive and off-putting in equal measure. It is almost impossible to prepare the reader for the journey they are about to take – but a warning is necessary: Dead Ringer is not a book for...

BOLO – Week of November 11, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Before we start, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the veteran’s who have and continue to work so diligently to maintain our safety. THANK YOU! We are heading into prime holiday shopping time, so remember to not only check out...

Ivy Pochoda – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I have been an Ivy Pochoda fan since Visitation Street was released back in 2014. That book was published under Dennis Lehane’s imprint with Ecco, so I knew that it was going to be a skillfully-written and socially-relevant crime novel....

An Unexplained Death – The BOLO Books Review

The Belvedere is a historic building constructed in 1903 and located on North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore. This landmark’s “Beaux Arts” style architecture has resulted in many iconic photographs across its history. Once a hotel catering to the...

Beyond the Truth – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of police procedurals should definitely be reading the books of Bruce Robert Coffin. His Detective Byron mystery novels set in Portland, Maine present accurate depictions of all aspects of the law enforcement profession and they continue to grow stronger with...

The Skeleton Makes a Friend – The BOLO Books Review

Readers would be forgiven for assuming that a novel featuring an ambulatory skeleton as an amateur detective might not address too many real-world issues, however, Leigh Perry’s Family Skeleton series repeatedly proves that just because a book features paranormal...

BOLO – Week of November 4, 2018

From The Booking Desk: There are some excellent books coming out this week, but before I get to them, I want to remind my US followers – if you haven’t already – please get out there and vote tomorrow. Now more than ever, we need to hear every single...