Seasonal Work – A BOLO Books Short Story Review

It is the holiday season and Laura Lippman has decided to gift her readers with a new story. Called “Seasonal Work,” this holiday-themed short story can be read for free online at The Rumpus. “SEASONAL WORK” @ The Rumpus “Seasonal...

Spliced – The BOLO Books Review

The teenage years are fraught with insecurity, exploration, and rebellion – which happens to make them a prime backdrop for an exciting thriller. Throw in a dystopian landscape, some social study, and a unique set of characters and one just might be describing...

The Dry – The BOLO Books Review

The oppressive heat across the Kiewarra landscape permeates every moment of Jane Harper’s debut, The Dry. Crime fiction out of Australia continues to gain popularity and this talented author is most certainly at the forefront of the attention. The Dry is a...

Insidious Intent – The BOLO Books Review

Insidious Intent is the tenth book in Val McDermid’s longest running series. Readers have followed the trials and tribulations of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan – both in print and on-screen – for years. At this stage of the game, they are an iconic duo and their creator...

She Rides Shotgun – The BOLO Books Review

When starting a debut novel there is always the sense of the unknown, so when a reader discovers something truly excellent by a new-ish author it can feel like the discovery of a secret treasure trove that will enrich life for years to come. This is the experience...

Whiteout – The BOLO Books Review

Christmas in Northern Iceland may look like a holiday postcard, but Ragnar Jónasson’s Whiteout proves that the ghosts of the past continue to haunt regardless of the calendar date. Just days before the holiday, Ari Thór’s former boss, Tómas, asked the Siglufjörđur...