Recent Reviews

The Disappearing – THE BOLO Books Review

Lori Roy is the first woman to win both the Best First Novel and Best Novel Edgar Awards – for Bent Road and Let Me Die in His Footsteps respectively. Until She Comes Home, her second novel, was also a finalist for the Best Novel Edgar Award. Her newest Southern...

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The Real Michael Swann – The BOLO Books Review

Two thousand and eighteen just might become the year of the domestic thriller. Authors are blending the global and the intimate in fresh and exciting ways. Just as Karen Cleveland did in Need to Know, Bryan Reardon manages to use the backdrop of a political incident...

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Lying in Wait – The BOLO Books Review

Liz Nugent is one of those rare authors willing to take true risks with her writing. In terms of structure, themes, and character depth, Nugent defiantly refuses to adhere to long-held crime fiction conventions. Her debut novel, Unraveling Oliver, made an instant...

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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 July 8, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Summer hours at my day job start this week, which means more time to read. And that couldn't come at a more critical time. There are so many excellent books on the horizon, including this week, that no reader will go unsatisfied....

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Michelle Richter – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: Michelle Richter is one of the many wonderful agents working with crime writing community. I've been a huge fan for many reasons, not the least of which is her desire to add diverse voices to our tribe. I was able to spend some time in person...

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BOLO – Week of July 1, 2018

From The Booking Desk: We are headed into Independence Day here in the States, which means that summer reading will be at an all time high.  There are some new books to keep your eye out for throughout the week....

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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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