BOLO – Week of May 19, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Between Malice, a family wedding, and an illness, things have been quieter than normal around here. Hopefully this week will see things start to return to the status quo, but in the meantime, reviews will be a little slower than usual. But not...

The Night Before – The BOLO Books Review

Wendy Walker’s first two crime novels, All is Not Forgotten and Emma in the Night established her as a powerhouse writer in the crime fiction community, but nothing prepared readers for the splendor that is The Night Before. This is Wendy Walker’s best book to date...

Malice Domestic 31 Recap

My Malice Domestic recap this year will be completely unlike any I have done before, mainly because my new role at the Secretary (and Dealer Liaison) on the Malice Domestic Board meant that the convention was a very different experience for me. After months of...

BOLO – Week of May 5, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Coming off of this weekend’s Malice Domestic convention, I wasn’t sure I was going to have the time or energy to get a BOLO post up. But there are too many great books out this week, so I can’t let the opportunity to mention...

Ann Cleeves – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Today marks the occasion of the 100th profile in this Composite Sketch series. Can you believe it? On such an auspicious occasion, I wanted to talk with an author who has meant so much to me on my personal journey with the crime writing...

Malice Domestic 31 Plans

Looking to find me at Malice Domestic? Here’s some times and places where you might have the best luck. Now remember, this is my first Malice Domestic as both the Secretary on the Board of Directors and the Dealer Room Liaison, so take this schedule with all the HOPE...

The Last Time I Saw You – The BOLO Books Review

A writing team composed of two sisters, Liv Constantine, burst onto the crime fiction landscape with their debut novel, The Last Mrs. Parrish – garnering critical acclaim, a loyal following among fellow authors, and most recently, a development deal with Amazon....

BOLO – Week of April 28, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Assuming that you survived your weekend of Game of Thrones and Endgame, you might be looking for something new to read, and I certainly have to some titles for you to check out. Susanna Calkins – Murder Knocks Twice (Minotaur, Paperback, $17.99,...