Cover Reveal – Skin Game

From the Booking Desk: I was a huge fan of J.D. Allen’s crime fiction series debut, 19 Souls. It’s even possible that I started my review by saying it “grabs the gritty PI genre by the balls and delivers a solid punch to the reader’s solar...

Idyll Hands – The BOLO Books Review

From the Booking Desk: I have made it well known that I am a fan of Stephanie Gayle’s Thomas Lynch Series. Below I will post links to my reviews of the previous books. Plus I will include the review blurb I did for the most recent book, which is being released...

Ayo Onatade – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I have been a fan of Ayo Onatade’s for far longer than I have actually known her. When I began hanging out in the crime fiction community, I was always struck by Ayo’s knowledge and presence. I’ll admit, once I finally got to...

Into the Black Nowhere – The BOLO Books Review

After the harrowing events of UNSUB, Caitlin Hendrix has been recruited by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. This is where readers will find her at the start of Meg Gardiner’s Into the Black Nowhere. Like the first book in the series, Gardiner molds a classic serial...

Leave No Trace – The BOLO Books Review

With Leave No Trace, Mindy Mejia so organically incorporates setting into the structure of the novel that years from now, future writers will refer this book as a blueprint for how to nail location. By dividing the story between the inside and the outside, Mejia...

Little Comfort – The BOLO Books Review

Little Comfort is the title of Edwin Hill’s debut novel, but it is also an apt description of the reader’s experience while reading this suspense-filled book. Little Comfort is billed at the first Hester Thursby Mystery, but let’s get that marketing matter out of the...

Sarah Hilary – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Unfortunately, I have not yet met Sarah Hilary in person, but she and I communicate via social media quite regularly. We share a very similar taste-level on everything from books and television shows to the hottest hunky celebrities (both real...

The Mystery of Three Quarters – The BOLO Books Review

By this point, most crime fiction readers know that Sophie Hannah was chosen by the Agatha Christie Estate to write new novels featuring the iconic Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. The Mystery of Three Quarters is the third of these “reboots” to be published and...

Before Bouchercon 2018

From the Booking Desk: Bouchercon 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida will be my tenth Bouchecon.  I have only missed one since my first Bouchercon in Baltimore. Every year, it feels like a family reunion: visiting with those that I only get to see once or twice a year;...