Recent Reviews

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...

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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...

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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...

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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 November 4, 2018

From The Booking Desk: There are some excellent books coming out this week, but before I get to them, I want to remind my US followers - if you haven't already - please get out there and vote tomorrow. Now more than ever, we need to hear every single voice. Every!...

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Vida Antolin-Jenkins – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: Attending mystery conventions is very much like going to a family reunion. Often this is the only time each year when we get to see people we care very much for. I first met Vida Antolin-Jenkins because of Malice Domestic and seeing her there...

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BOLO – Week of October 28, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Early voting in happening around the US, so please get out there and let your voice be heard. And then, treat yourself to one of these new releases on your way back home. ______________________________________________________________________...

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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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