The Long Way Home – Cover Analysis

From the Booking Desk: While tomorrow is the official release date for Louise Penny’s latest Armand Gamache novel, The Long Way Home, my finished version arrived today. Most people know that BOLO Books reads advanced copies of novels in order to present...

A new Val McDermid book is coming

From The Booking Desk: Readers of the blog know how much I love the work of Val McDermid.  When I heard earlier this year that she had a new book coming out, I immediately set out to see if I could get ahold of an advanced copy.  Only problem, Val told me, was that...

#WhoIsSamAlexander Revealed

From the Booking Desk: You may have noticed over the past few months the increased occurrence of the Twitter hashtag WhoIsSamAlexander?  You may have even investigated further to see what this was all about. This was a clever (and successful) marketing campaign...

The covers for
The Monogram Murders

From The Booking Desk: Late last week, the covers for Sophie Hannah’s new book were revealed.  For those that missed the memo, Sophie was chosen by the Agatha Christie estate to pen an all-new novel featuring classic sleuth, Hercule Poirot.  The title of the...

The Geography of I Am Pilgram

From The Booking Desk: As a spy thriller, it will come as no shock that I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes features an extensive set of international locations to serve as backdrops for its breakneck plot.  The publishers and I thought it would be interesting to visually...