Strangers at the Gate – The BOLO Books Review

Catriona McPherson is a rare breed of author: one who refuses to write the same book twice, but who nevertheless manages to always satisfy, providing readers with just what they are looking for, even when they themselves are not quite sure what that is. Book after...

A Visit from Catriona McPherson

From the Booking Desk: When Catriona McPherson goes into promotional mode for her latest releases, she always manages to give readers something special. She makes multiple blog stops, but each location gets a unique and insightful post – never anything generic...

Teresa Wilson – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: There are some people in our crime fiction community that you only get to see at conventions. Teresa Wilson is one of them. And let me tell you, every time I see her, it is like reuniting with an old friend. She is the very definition of a warm...

Cover Reveal – Cold Water

From the Booking Desk: If you are a fan of the Noir-side of the crime fiction genre, Tom Pitts is a name that will already be familiar to you – rightfully so. But for those who are out of the loop, BOLO Books is happy to host the cover reveal for Tom...

Your House Will Pay – The BOLO Books Review

Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay is an instant classic: a novel that sets fire to reader expectations thereby igniting a revolution hell-bent on change, using the embers to expose our flawed humanity and the ashes to fuel our souls. No words in this review can do...

BOLO – Week of October 13, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This week’s BOLO report contains books released both this week and last week. There are so many great books this year, it’s been hard to keep up with them all. As you start planning your holiday shopping, keep these titles in mind....

Barbara Ross – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I will be in Barbara Ross territory next month for New England Crime Bake (followed by a vacation in Maine), so this seemed the perfect time to invite her to participate in our weekly Composite Sketch series. Barbara’s most popular series...

The Remaking – The BOLO Books Review

There is a special kind of joy in picking up a book one has only the sparsest knowledge of and finding inside a brilliantly conceived “plot” that makes one wonder how no one had thought of this before. The quotes around plot are intentional, because while The Remaking...

Carved in Bone – The BOLO Books Review

Michael Nava published the first mystery featuring Henry Rios, A Little Death, in 1986 and the last, Rag and Bone, in 2001. Both of these novels and the five in-between were all released well before our contemporary efforts to embrace diverse voices within the crime...