Recent Reviews

The Hangman’s Sonnet – The BOLO Books Review

Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet is the fourth book in the Jesse Stone series that Reed Farrel Coleman has written. If there was any doubt that Coleman has managed to pay homage to the legacy of Robert B. Parker while also stamping the series continuation with...

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Genuine Fraud – The BOLO Books Review

A reverse bildungsroman may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but that is exactly what e. lockhart gifts to readers with her new young adult novel, Genuine Fraud. By manipulating this predominately Victorian art form, lockhart tells a fascinating tale peppered with...

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Recent Interviews

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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Trace Conger – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk: I am pleased to welcome Trace Conger to BOLO Books today. Trace's new novel, The Prison Guard's Son, is out now and he's with us today to tell us a bit more about the inspiration for this novel. Fans of true crime will want to read on... The...

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Owen Matthews – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I recently reviewed Owen Matthews' The Fixes here on the blog. And last year, I reviewed his YA debut - How to Win at High School. To say that I am thrilled to welcome Owen Laukkanen (the real man behind the Owen Matthews pen name) to BOLO Books...

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Recent Articles

Bruce Robert Coffin – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: The Friday Composite Sketch feature continues this week with Bruce Robert Coffin. I had the opportunity to spend some time chatting with Bruce at the most recent Malice Domestic conference. He has a very interesting history and you would be...

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Cover Reveal – The Night of the Flood

From the Booking Desk: When Ed Aymar reached out to ask me if BOLO Books would be interested in doing the cover reveal for a new book from Down & Out Books, I of course said yes. When I found out more about The Night of the Flood, I was not only honored to be the...

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BOLO – Week of October 1, 2017

From The Booking Desk: It is hard to talk about crime fiction on a day when we have had the worst mass shooting ever in the United States, but it's also a comfort to keep to routine during times like this. Please hug your loved ones today and say a prayer for the...

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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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