An Unexplained Death – The BOLO Books Review

The Belvedere is a historic building constructed in 1903 and located on North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore. This landmark’s “Beaux Arts” style architecture has resulted in many iconic photographs across its history. Once a hotel catering to the...

Beyond the Truth – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of police procedurals should definitely be reading the books of Bruce Robert Coffin. His Detective Byron mystery novels set in Portland, Maine present accurate depictions of all aspects of the law enforcement profession and they continue to grow stronger with...

The Skeleton Makes a Friend – The BOLO Books Review

Readers would be forgiven for assuming that a novel featuring an ambulatory skeleton as an amateur detective might not address too many real-world issues, however, Leigh Perry’s Family Skeleton series repeatedly proves that just because a book features paranormal...

Go To My Grave – The BOLO Books Review

When Catriona McPherson puts words to paper, readers can always count on the resulting story being unexpected and successful. Is there nothing this woman can’t write? First she has a much-loved historical cozy series, then she started writing the occasional – and...

Th1rt3en – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

It is rare to find a novel with a hook so ingenious that the book immediately becomes a must-read, but that is exactly what Steve Cavanagh achieved with his newest novel, Th1rt3en. The novel is a legal thriller with the tag line: “The serial killer isn’t on trial,...

A Rising Man – The BOLO Books Review

A Rising Man is Abir Mukherjee’s debut historical mystery. It was nominated for the the 2018 Best Novel Edgar Award, so a review hardly seems necessary. But a concerted effort must be made to celebrate the diversity within the crime fiction genre, so this series must...