Recent Reviews

Murder Once Removed – The BOLO Books Review

With modern society’s fascination about DNA testing and ancestry tracking, the timing for a cozy mystery with an expert genealogist as the amateur sleuth seems perfect. The concept also has the added benefit that it is completely logical and realistic for such an...

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Saving Meghan – The BOLO Books Review

D. J. Palmer’s Saving Meghan is a story of pure domestic suspense deeply rooted in the medical thriller tradition. This is no surprise when you look at the pedigree behind the work. D. J. is the new pseudonym for Daniel Palmer, an author readers will know from his...

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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

BOLO – Week of May 5, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Coming off of this weekend's Malice Domestic convention, I wasn't sure I was going to have the time or energy to get a BOLO post up. But there are too many great books out this week, so I can't let the opportunity to mention them pass me by. I...

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Ann Cleeves – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Today marks the occasion of the 100th profile in this Composite Sketch series. Can you believe it? On such an auspicious occasion, I wanted to talk with an author who has meant so much to me on my personal journey with the crime writing...

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Malice Domestic 31 Plans

Looking to find me at Malice Domestic? Here’s some times and places where you might have the best luck. Now remember, this is my first Malice Domestic as both the Secretary on the Board of Directors and the Dealer Room Liaison, so take this schedule with all the HOPE...

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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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