Recent Reviews

Broken Places – The BOLO Books Review

The pantheon of female private investigators dedicated to serving the constituents of their city may want to prepare themselves to add a new member to their legion. Names like Kinsey Millhone (Santa Teresa, California), Claire DeWitt (New Orleans, Louisiana), Kate...

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The Silent Patient – The BOLO Books Review

Society has long joked that often it is the therapist who is the one most in need of therapy. This is most definitely a stereotype, but like all such generalizations, there is a grain of truth in there. One need look no further than Theo Faber, the protagonist of Alex...

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The Stranger Inside – The BOLO Books Review

Imagine for just one moment: You return home from a weekend getaway only to discover that all the locks on your house have been changed, a strange man holding a signed lease is living inside among your belongings, and all of the existing laws favor the “renter.” What...

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Recent Interviews

Becky Masterman – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Becky Masterman to the blog today. She is the author of the Brigid Quinn series and if you haven't yet met Brigid, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of these books. The BOLO Books reviews of Rage Against the...

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

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Cynthia Kuhn – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: I have long been a fan of the academic mystery, so when Cynthia Kuhn's Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was announced, I knew that it was going on my To-Be-Read pile. (And since then, of course, BOLO Books has posted reviews of both The...

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of February 10, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It is still winter in much of the US, so folks need those books to curl up with by the fireplace. Fortunately, publishers are more than happy to provide them. The Reckoning – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Minotaur, Hardcover, $26.99, 02/12/2019) BOLO...

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Chantelle Aimée Osman – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: If you do not know the name Chantelle Aimée Osman yet, you will by the end of 2019. Chantelle has been a fixture around the various crime fiction conventions for years, even being honored as the fan Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime 2016. She...

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BOLO – Week of February 3, 2019

From The Booking Desk: This is one of those epic book weeks where you definitely want to make your way to your favorite bookshop. So many great books - three I have already reviewed and two others that I will be reviewing soon. Buy any one of them - or all of them -...

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Welcome to BOLO Books. The blog name comes from the common police acronym meaning “be on the look out.” (or “be on the lookout” – depending on your source). This is especially appropriate in this case, as this blog will focus on books in the mystery and thriller genre. Crime fiction is my passion and I want to share that with you.

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