The Day I Died – The BOLO Books Review

For a woman who cannot be herself, Anna Winger is certainly skilled at knowing about other people from the barest of evidence – all it takes is their handwriting.

This simple fact only scratches the surface of the complex lead character in Lori Rader-Day’s absorbing third stand-alone novel, The Day I Died. More of a deep character study posing as a plot-driven narrative, this novel manages to elicit compulsive reading via tension-filled moments juxtaposed beside scenes of intense introspection.

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A Twist of the Knife – The BOLO Books Review

Sometimes with a series, the author is comfortable giving readers “the same, but different” with each new book release and that is often satisfying. However, with a character as unique as Brigid Quinn, it is fitting that Becky Masterman does not follow that mold. With A Twist of the Knife – the third book in her series – readers can really get a sense of what Masterman is attempting to do with this grouping of novels.

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The Cutaway – The BOLO Books Review

Media scrutiny is at an all time high. It seems that no matter where one turns, there is controversy, distrust, and scandal involving our news agencies. Of course, none of this is really “new,” but in our social climate, it seems that everyone suddenly has an opinion. Within that melee is where Christina Kovac positions her debut mystery, The Cutaway.

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Natchez Burning Trilogy

There are few novels as worthy of being called EPIC as those that make up The Natchez Burning Trilogy. What Greg Iles has crafted in this series likely won’t be fully realized until years down the road.

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The Legacy – The BOLO Books Review

Readers of series crime fiction know that typically the linkage between books resides with the characters, so when an author tries something different, it does tend to get noticed. In her new series debut, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir centers the series around an institution – in this case, the Children’s House of Iceland. The Legacy introduces readers to this real-world facility, which specializes in the care and treatment of abused and traumatized children.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk:

When I heard that the Fleet Science Center in San Diego was opening an exhibit called Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, I knew that I wanted coverage of it here on BOLO Books.

So I reached out to my good friend Erin Labonte-McKay and asked her if she had plans to attend. She did! And we are lucky enough to have her thoughts on this unique museum exhibit here on the blog today.

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