Recent Reviews

The Wrong Boy – The BOLO Books Review

With two successful series and a few collections of novellas, some may view Cathy Ace’s decision to release a stand-alone psychological suspense novel as a strange – and potentially risky – move, but not too many pages into The Wrong Boy skeptics will realize this is...

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The Au Pair – The BOLO Books Review

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi (A precipice in front, wolves behind) This ominous warning graces a plaque on a cannon at the top of the cliff overlooking Summerborne House, the estate of The Mayes Family in Emma Rous’ exceptional debut novel, The Au Pair. This...

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For Better and Worse – The BOLO Books Review

How far would you go to protect your child? That is the question before Natalie and Will Clarke in Margot Hunt’s domestic suspense novel, For Better and Worse. At the beginning of the novel, readers witness Nat and Will’s first date, back when both of them were...

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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

Maya Corrigan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I discovered Maya Corrigan and her Five Ingredient Mysteries because she is a member of my local chapter of Sister in Crime - in fact, she is currently the President of that Chesapeake Chapter of SiC. Her presentations at our chapter's yearly...

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Unspeakable Crimes – A BOLO Books Event Recap

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, I attended an event called Unspeakable Crimes: LGBTQ Mystery Writing at East City Bookshop in Washington, DC. I thought that my followers might enjoy getting a sense of what this event was like. This is not intended to be a full recap of...

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BOLO – Week of January 6, 2019

From The Booking Desk: I conducted a poll late last year to see how many people would miss this weekly feature if I stopped it and the response immediately let me know that I needed to continue this list of new releases. And so, here is the first official Monday BOLO...

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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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