Three-Fifths – The BOLO Books Review

The last few years have seen a call to action on the diversity front within the crime fiction community. Since change such as this must start at the top in order to be successful, the announcement that Polis Books – a highly respected independent book publisher –...

Cover Reveal – Crime Travel

From the Booking Desk: Crime Travel is a short story anthology containing stories with a time travel theme. The anthology is edited by award-winning short story writer extraordinaire Barb Goffman and contains a who’s who of your favorite crime fiction authors. I...

The Long Call – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction has a long tradition of embracing the outsider, largely because those excluded – by their very nature of being able to observe free of oversight – are often in a prime position to recognize troubling behavior and potential issues without exposure. With...

The Missing Ones – The BOLO Books Review

Little Comfort, the debut novel from Edwin Hill received much critical acclaim, heralding a new talent on the crime fiction scene. With the release of the follow, The Missing Ones, Hill confirms that this was no fluke and readers should prepare for a long run of...

Noir at the Bar, Shirlington – Recap

From the Booking Desk: Last night I attended the first ever Northern Virginia Noir at the Bar. It was held at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington Village and was also co-sponsored by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. The venue could not have been any more perfect for an...

BOLO – Week of August 25, 2019

From the Booking Desk: Many crime fiction fans wait all year for this week to arrive. This week, the new Louise Penny novel is released. I also have another suggestion for you when you are out at the bookstore picking up the latest Gamache mystery. If you are a fan of...

The Whisper Man – The BOLO Books Review

The Whisper Man by Alex North is an example of a novel that completely blurs genre lines. It is equal parts family drama, serial-killer mystery, and supernatural horror. In a rare feat of undeniable skill, Alex North is able to execute all of these layers flawlessly,...