BOLO – Week of June 4, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Readers will be able to fill an entire summer of books simply with this week’s list. There are so many exciting titles coming out tomorrow, I am confident that everyone will find something they need to order immediately....

He Said/She Said – The BOLO Books Review

The power of a novel can often be weighed by how long after finishing it the story remains in one’s mind. One of Erin Kelly’s earlier novels, The Burning Air, is one that continually comes up in discussions of plots that resonate in the mind for extended periods. Next...

Kristopher Zgorski – Behind the Blogger

From the Booking Desk: Depending on what device you are viewing BOLO Books on, you may notice over the next few weeks that we are changing up the look of the blog.  I am working with someone who knows much more about these things than I do – more on that later...

The Marsh King’s Daughter – The BOLO Books Review

To law enforcement and the world, Jacob Halbrook is a kidnapper and a rapist, but to Helena Pelletier he is simply “father.” In The Marsh King’s Daughter, the new novel by Karen Dionne, the complexity of this familial relationship is examined over the course of time...

BOLO – Week of May 28, 2017

Yesterday was Memorial Day, so I delayed this post by a day. The good news is that this means both of these books are available for your enjoyment immediately.

Cast the First Stone – The BOLO Books Review

“And so you left your hometown To try out for the part Everybody’s pretty little angel With a pretty little heart” Melissa Etheridge, Map of the Stars Hollywood has always been that elusive locale folks dream of running off to – a place where stardom,...

The Long Drop – The BOLO Books Review

Denise Mina’s The Long Drop is a unique book in the crime fiction genre. Not quite true crime, but also not a fictional tale, The Long Drop is somewhat similar to the method Truman Capote used with In Cold Blood – fiction inspired by actual events. However you...

BOLO – Week of May 21, 2017

From The Booking Desk: We are heading into the Memorial Day Holiday this coming weekend, so that is the perfect time to check out one of this week’s new books or to catch up on previous titles you may have missed. The unofficial start of Summer is upon us....

More Bookshots – The BOLO Books Review(s)

From the Booking Desk: On a recent road trip, my car-mates and I decided to listen to two novellas from James Patterson’s Bookshots output during the journey. My only other experience with Bookshots was reading and reviewing The Witnesses, written in collaboration...