Recent Reviews

If I Die Tonight – The BOLO Books Review

The women of crime fiction have already made quite a mark on 2018 and we are only a few months into the year. The trend is going to continue next week when Alison Gaylin releases her latest impressive stand-alone suspense novel, If I Die Tonight. Crime fiction...

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Dodging and Burning – The BOLO Books Review

There are few things as exciting to a reader as discovering an author at the beginning of their career. That sense of the unknown in palpable and once it is clear that the writer has the skills to captivate and entertain, the wonder at the magic of it all is...

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The Widow’s House – The BOLO Books Review

Diehard fans of contemporary gothic suspense likely know the name Carol Goodman, but based on her consistently superior writing, recurring themes, and complex characters and plots, this author should be better known to crime fiction enthusiasts. The Widow’s House is...

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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

Debra H. Goldstein – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Debra Goldstein and I first became acquainted via her role as Monitoring Project Liaison for Sisters in Crime. In 2016, I was asked to contribute to this "counting project" which looks at the volume of crime fiction reviews published in various...

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Cover Reveal – Pull & Pray

From the Booking Desk: Angel Luis Colón has been a long-time fan and supporter of BOLO Books, so when he approached me to ask if I would be willing to host the cover reveal for his latest novel, I was more than happy to oblige.   Pull & Pray is the follow-up to Angel...

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Elaine Viets – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: Elaine Viets is one of my favorite people in the mystery community. With multiple series under her belt, she has something to please every type of crime fiction reader. Her stories about the various jobs she has held in the name of research are...

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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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