Recent Reviews

The Stranger Diaries – The BOLO Books Review

If you’ll permit me... Along with writing two popular series, Elly Griffiths has decided that it is time to add a stand-alone psychological suspense novel to her repertoire. That novel is The Stranger Diaries and is currently available overseas and will appear in the...

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The Ruin – The BOLO Books Review

The epigraph at the beginning of Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel exposes the complexity of the book’s title alone. Whether one calls it The Rúin – as it was originally called in Ireland – or The Ruin – the less exotic title given to the novel by its English-speaking...

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Kingdom of the Blind – The BOLO Books Review

Despite plans to take a year off from releasing a new Three Pines novel, Louise Penny surprised her fans by announcing that Kingdom of the Blind would indeed be released before year’s end. Every book in the series feels personal, but because the basis of this new...

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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 December 9, 2018

From The Booking Desk: As you struggle to complete those last minute holiday shopping trips, let's take a look at a few books from smaller presses this week. We have a "cozy," a LGBTQ+ based YA title, and a traditional mystery in an nontraditional locale....

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Kelly Hager – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: When I solicit participants for these Composite Sketch profiles, I always go in expecting to get some great answers - and i always do - but occasionally one come along that just goes above and beyond my expectations. Today's Sketch is one such...

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Cover Reveal – Murder-A-Go-Go’s

From the Booking Desk: Holly West has been a long-time supporter of BOLO Books, so when she approached me to ask if I would be willing to host the cover reveal for her first anthology-editing gig, there was no way I was saying no. Truth is, the brilliant and fun...

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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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