Recent Reviews

Into the Black Nowhere – The BOLO Books Review

After the harrowing events of UNSUB, Caitlin Hendrix has been recruited by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. This is where readers will find her at the start of Meg Gardiner’s Into the Black Nowhere. Like the first book in the series, Gardiner molds a classic serial...

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Leave No Trace – The BOLO Books Review

With Leave No Trace, Mindy Mejia so organically incorporates setting into the structure of the novel that years from now, future writers will refer this book as a blueprint for how to nail location. By dividing the story between the inside and the outside, Mejia...

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Little Comfort – The BOLO Books Review

Little Comfort is the title of Edwin Hill’s debut novel, but it is also an apt description of the reader’s experience while reading this suspense-filled book. Little Comfort is billed at the first Hester Thursby Mystery, but let’s get that marketing matter out of the...

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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

Bouchercon 2018 – The BOLO Books Recap

My annual recap of Bouchercon is always a joy to write. Revisiting those events helps to elevate the sadness caused by it all being over for another 365+ days. But next year, we have Dallas and the 50th Anniversary of Bouchercon! After a brief Labor Day vacation in...

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Clea Simon – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Bouchercon is in full bloom and I am so happy to have Clea Simon here with us today for the Composite Sketch series. I have only relatively recently met Clea - within the last year or so - but she has quickly become one of my favorite people....

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Bouchercon – Where to Find Me?

From the Booking Desk: Today is the official start of Bouchercon 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. I hope to see many of you at The Vinoy Resort Hotel over the next few days. For those that are unable to join us, follow me on Facebook for lots of pictures and details 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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