Recent Reviews

The Druid of Death – The BOLO Books Review

In June of 2014, the character of Sherlock Holmes and the world-building that surrounds him was decreed by court order to be in the public domain. This freed up writers such as Richard T. Ryan to expand upon the existing canon with new stories featuring these iconic...

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Lies – The BOLO Books Review

Domestic suspense was once the sole domain of female writers – which is sadly also why it was often sneered at by so-called “serious readers” of crime fiction; but more and more, male authors are exploring what their version of domestic suspense looks like. Take for...

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Sweet Little Lies – The BOLO Books Review

With her debut novel, Sweet Little Lies, Caz Frear has knocked it out of the ballpark. It doesn’t take any hidden twists or clever convolutions to manipulate the reader into this love affair; strong writing and a faith in the audience’s intelligence are Caz Frear’s...

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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 October 7, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Another week and another list of new books. Featured this week are everything from literary fiction to cozy crime; from classics to modern psychological suspense. ______________________________________________________________________ Lou Berney...

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Christine Gentes – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Christine Gentes is a fellow book blogger who I was fortunate enough to meet at last year's Malice Domestic Blogger Get-Together. Blogging requires a huge commitment of time and I am thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of others in that...

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BOLO – Week of September 30, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I took a short break from these Monday Morning posts before, during, and after Bouchercon - but this week we are back!  And this might just be the most diverse list of crime fiction titles in one Monday BOLO post yet. There is literally...

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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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