Recent Reviews

Little Voices – The BOLO Books Review

Vanessa Lillie is wasting no time in making a name for herself in the crime fiction community. She is active on the social media aspects of the business, attends events for and with our tribe, and her debut novel, Little Voices, from Thomas & Mercer was chosen for...

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The Sisters – The BOLO Books Review

Cops and lawyers are a mainstay of crime fiction, so when readers discover that Dervla McTeirnan’s new novella, The Sisters – released exclusively as an Audible Original – revolves around siblings in these professions, it is not a shock. Since this is an Ireland-set...

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One Night Gone – The BOLO Books Review

There is a particular joy in watching a writer one admires journey from their initial successes into a new career phase. In the case of Tara Laskowski, her track record with short story publication in literary journals, genre-focused magazines, and a few small-press...

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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

Barbara Ross – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I will be in Barbara Ross territory next month for New England Crime Bake (followed by a vacation in Maine), so this seemed the perfect time to invite her to participate in our weekly Composite Sketch series. Barbara's most popular series is the...

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Wendall Thomas – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I met Wendall Thomas last year when I was organizing the Speed-Dating sessions for Bouchercon 2018 in St. Petersburg. If you have read her novels (and you really should read them), you will not be shocked to learn that she was just as funny and...

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BOLO – Week of September 29, 2019

From the Booking Desk: This is a good week to visit your local bookstore - there are so many great book releases. Tara Laskowski – One Night Gone (Graydon House, Paperback, $16.99, 10/01/2019) BOLO Books Comments: The BOLO Books Review of One Night Gone posted last...

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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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