Bluebird, Bluebird – The BOLO Books Review

Like the legacy bestowed by the Texas Blues music forming its backbone, the tragedy at the core of Attica Locke’s Bluebird, Bluebird is worthy of no less than Shakespeare himself. Told in lyrical prose at an unremitting yet leisurely pace, this novel marks the...

Idyll Fears – The BOLO Books Review

Idyll Fears is the new novel from Stephanie Gayle and it returns readers to the domain of Police Chief Thomas Lynch. That world – Idyll, Connecticut circa 1997 – is the perfect setting to explore the topics at the heart of Stephanie Gayle’s series. When last readers...

The Deuce – A BOLO Books Television Review

The pilot episode of The Deuce, the new HBO drama from David Simon and George Pelecanos, is currently streaming on the premium network’s digital service. As you probably already know, this series is a look at the gritty world of prostitution and pornography within...

Fierce Kingdom – The BOLO Books Review

Gin Phillips’ Fierce Kingdom manages to succeed as both a thriller and a mediation on motherhood – not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Fierce Kingdom is a slim volume in terms of page count, but certainly not when it comes to understanding the maternal...

Blessed are the Peacemakers – The BOLO Books Review

Over the course of four novels, Kristi Belcamino has put Gabriella Giovanni through the wringer. Having faced off against a serial killer, dealt with her boyfriend being accused of murder, suffered through a heart-breaking miscarriage, and later the kidnapping of her...

Did You See Melody? – The BOLO Books Review

Motherhood has been a recurring theme in Sophie Hannah’s crime fiction oeuvre from the very beginning. In novels like Little Face, The Cradle in the Grave, The Orphan Choir and A Game For All the Family, among others, Sophie Hannah has dissected the various...