Baby Teeth – The BOLO Books Review

Hanna is cold and cruel and creepy. Hanna is manipulative and will get what she wants no matter the cost. Hanna is a villain who will lodge in the reader’s mind for a very long time, becoming both legend and archetype. Hanna also happens to be seven years old. Readers...

BOLO – Week of July 1, 2018

From The Booking Desk: We are headed into Independence Day here in the States, which means that summer reading will be at an all time high.  There are some new books to keep your eye out for throughout the week....

Alan Orloff – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Like so many members of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Alan Orloff is relatively local to me, so I get to see him fairly regularly throughout the year. He is always a delight to chat with and he is an excellent writer of both novels...

The Disappearing – THE BOLO Books Review

Lori Roy is the first woman to win both the Best First Novel and Best Novel Edgar Awards – for Bent Road and Let Me Die in His Footsteps respectively. Until She Comes Home, her second novel, was also a finalist for the Best Novel Edgar Award. Her newest Southern...

BOLO – Week of June 24, 2018

From The Booking Desk: There are some great books debuting in stores today, and later this week, so be sure to check out these titles. I suspect you will find one or two that will intrigue. ______________________________________________________________________ Alice...

Ann Mason – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Ann Mason is one of those loyal crime fiction readers who make our tribe so enjoyable. Ann has been a supporter of BOLO Books and other literary-related sites for some time now and I was finally able to meet and hang out with her at the Toronto...

The Real Michael Swann – The BOLO Books Review

Two thousand and eighteen just might become the year of the domestic thriller. Authors are blending the global and the intimate in fresh and exciting ways. Just as Karen Cleveland did in Need to Know, Bryan Reardon manages to use the backdrop of a political incident...

The Scottsboro Boys – A BOLO Books Theater Review

Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charles Weems, Eugene Williams, Andy Wright, and Roy Wright It is shameful that the names of these boys, aged 12 – 19, are not known by more people – especially Americans. The talented...

BOLO – Week of June 17, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Later this week marks the official start of summer, so as one would expect, we have books perfect for summer vacation reading being released. I’ve posted reviews of two of these already, so I am just reminding everyone that they are now...

Chris Wolak – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Our book loving tribe is certainly one to cherish. Chris Wolak is one of those book bloggers that doesn’t get as much attention as she deserves. Her reviews are both thoughtful and informed and she brings her unique viewpoint and history...