Recent Reviews

Beyond the Pale – The BOLO Books Review

Clare O’Donohue launches a new series with Beyond the Pale - a jet-setting spy novel firmly rooted within a domestic drama. This blending of genres makes the reading experience feel fresh and will have readers eager to travel to whichever destination may be next on...

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Blackout – The BOLO Books Review

Alex Segura has been turning out solid Miami-based PI novels for a number of years now, but with Blackout – the fourth book in the Pete Fernandez Mystery series – his cachet is about to catapult to a whole new level of appreciation. Blackout brings to fruition the...

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The Good Liar – The BOLO Books Review

Catherine McKenzie’s The Good Liar is another one of those twisty, unreliable narrator yarns that readers cannot seem to get enough of these days. In this case, three different women have enough secrets to fuel the entire Indy 500 race and still have enough left over...

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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

Catriona McPherson – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Can you believe it, this is the 50th Composite Sketch! When I started this feature on BOLO Books, I had no idea it would become so incredibly popular. To the point where I have people pinging me throughout the week, trying to get hints as to who...

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And the News Just Keeps on Coming

From the Booking Desk: First I receive the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for 2018, then I am asked by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to continue the Blog Bytes Column, and now I am nominated for an Anthony Award. Whose life am I living??? If ever there was...

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BOLO – Week of May 6, 2018

From The Booking Desk: On Saturday, a huge crowd of people gathered to help me celebrate the fact that I am a 2018 Mystery Writers of America Raven Award recipient. Family, friends, authors, and fans from as far-flung as Chicago, New York, Williamsburg, and all...

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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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