Recent Reviews

The Unrepentant – The BOLO Books Review

Anyone who knows E. A. Aymar would expect nothing less – The Unrepentant is a pull-no-punches narrative that treads the line between riveting thriller and sobering exposé, never short on action-packed set-pieces staged against a backdrop of the darkest of criminal...

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The Hiding Place – The BOLO Books Review

When C. J. Tudor’s debut, The Chalk Man, was released last year, critics – including yours truly – made no qualms about comparing the work to that of Stephen King. The success of the novel and the fact that it made more than a few year-end best of lists garnered her a...

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Why We Lie – The BOLO Books Review

Take a brilliant plot concept, populate it with complex and relatable characters, then wrap it all in an intimate writing style that is equal parts ‘heart’ and ‘head’ and the result is Why We Lie – one of the first truly-great suspense novels of 2019. This is a book...

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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

Paula Munier – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first became aware of Paula Munier through her work as a literary agent, but it was when I began to follow her involvement in the wonderful Career Authors website that I realized how wonderfully helpful and supportive she is to the community...

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BOLO – Week of March 10, 2019

From The Booking Desk: It's another one of those weeks where there is something for everyone. These books couldn't be more different and yet each of them is special in their own way. Read one, or read them all. Carla Buckley – The Liar’s Child (Ballantine, Hardcover,...

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Sara Weiss – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: The crime fiction community is very active online and many of our friendships begin there before moving into the real world. Sara Weiss is one of the readers I met via Facebook - I know she is friends with many of you - and I am thrilled to...

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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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