Recent Reviews

Tangerine – The BOLO Books Review

It is rare that readers can escape into a debut that is so assured and well written that it feels like one is in the hands of an esteemed veteran of the literary world; but that is exactly the experience had while reading Christine Mangan’s Tangerine. The bulk of...

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The Darkness – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series has set the bar very high for this author’s unique brand of cozy noir mysteries, so readers may approach The Darkness – the first in a new series – with some trepidation. Rest assured, Jónasson has outdone himself with this new...

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The Bad Break – The BOLO Books Review

Last year, Jill Orr introduced readers to Riley Ellison and the other residents of Tuttle Corner Virginia in her debut cozy mystery, The Good Byline. Now, in The Bad Break, Riley is back and just as hilarious as remembered. As The Bad Break begins, Riley has left her...

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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

Alice Loweecey – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: My first memory of Alice Loweecey is seeing her from a distance at one of the many conventions I have been to and thinking "who is that quirky woman in the fabulous fascinator." Honestly, still when I see her, I think that - but fortunately now...

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Chatting with the Chicks

From the Booking Desk: Today I am over at Chicks on the Case chatting with Kellye Garrett and the other wonderful cozy writers associated with that blog. This is indeed one of the most candid interviews I have done on this blogging topic, so please stop on by and see...

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BOLO – Week of April 8, 2018

From The Booking Desk: This week's list of books to be on the look out for includes new names, old names, old names writing new styles, and so much variety. it's a good week at the bookstores folks....

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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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