Recent Reviews

The Chain – The BOLO Books Review

Once you read this review, go forth and pre-order Adrian McKinty’s The Chain, then share the review with others and instruct them to do the same. This is a chain, but fortunately, it is vastly less dangerous than the chain as described in this juggernaut of a novel....

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Those People – The BOLO Books Review

Sometimes the scariest premise evolves out of the most mundane of events. In Louise Candlish’s Those People, new residents move into the vacant house on Lowland Way setting off a string of events that shatters the sanctity of this once peaceful neighborhood. Once upon...

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Never Look Back – The BOLO Books Review

Alison Gaylin is one of the most consistent writers in the crime fiction genre. Never one to repeat herself, readers can always count on her novels to be solidly structured and peopled with realistic and fascinating characters. Her latest release, Never Look Back, is...

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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

Jeffrey Siger – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk I was first introduced to Jeff Siger by the one and only Judy Bobalik. We were all sitting in the concierge level lounge at Bouchercon -- I believe in Albany -- and of course conversation turned to books and panels, as things are wont to do at...

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Did You Hear the News?

From the Booking Desk: This news hit Facebook on Friday, but I know there are some followers here who are not users of social media, so I wanted to make sure to post this information here on BOLO Books as well. Earlier in the month, the co-chairs of Left Coast Crime...

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BOLO – Week of June 30, 2019

From the Booking Desk: Summer is in full swing and this week is the Independence Day holiday in the States. Each of the books on this list would make for an extremely entertaining diversion - but each also contains elements that will have your mind contemplating some...

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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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