Recent Reviews

Top Reads of 2019 According to BOLO Books

From the Booking Desk: I read so many wonderful books in 2019 that crafting a Top Reads list was especially challenging. As I have always done, I took this task very seriously and really struggled to make sure the list commemorates my favorite books of the year....

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Catching Up – A Collection of Reviews

From The Booking Desk: I have been so busy with New England Crime Bake, a Maine vacation, some scheduled speaking engagements, fighting off a cold, and holiday prep that end of year reviews are piling up. I've decided to do a post today collecting a number of reviews...

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Recent Interviews

Kristopher Zgorski – Behind the Blogger

From the Booking Desk: Depending on what device you are viewing BOLO Books on, you may notice over the next few weeks that we are changing up the look of the blog.  I am working with someone who knows much more about these things than I do - more on that later - but...

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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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Recent Articles

Anjili Babbar – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: We are quickly approaching 150 of these profile sketches and I have always said that I am literally surprised by something in every single one of them. Suffice to say, today's profile holds the record for the most surprises in one Composite...

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Gwen Florio – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Gwen Florio is a wonderful writer, a fierce advocate for the crime fiction community, and has been a long-time supporter of BOLO Books. We were chatting off-line about something recently when I was inspired to offer her a slot here on the...

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Robb Cadigan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: For years, Robb Cadigan and I would meet up occasionally at crime fiction conventions or local area book signings and those chats were always highlights of those events, so when I heard that he was actually going to accomplish his dream of...

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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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