Recent Reviews

Wonder Valley – The BOLO Books Review

Wonder Valley is a desert oasis nestled in the backcountry of California; and yet, it is also a mirage – both corporeal and elusive. Although it is an Eden-like sanctuary, temptation, betrayal, and happenstance threaten to disrupt its mercurial equilibrium. Not unlike...

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Nobody Rides For Free – The BOLO Books Review

Neil S. Plakcy’s second Angus Green novel, Nobody Rides For Free, continues the story of the gay FBI agent readers first met in last year’s The Next One Will Kill You. As with that previous novel, the procedural elements here take precedence. Assigned a desk job as he...

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Booke of the Hidden – The BOLO Books Review

With the debut of Booke of the Hidden, Jeri Westerson launches a new series with a new publisher. A blend of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, Booke of the Hidden also features elements of the historical, mystery, and thriller genres. Jeri Westerson wastes no time...

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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

BOLO – Week of November 5, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Fall appears to be upon us; temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are turning, and the holiday shopping season begins (earlier than ever). Fortunately, there are some great new books out this week for your gift-giving needs (either to others...

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Mark Baker – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first "met" Mark Baker via the Jungle Red Writers Blog. We both regularly comment on posts generated by the wonderful authors associated with that website. Then, of course, Mark and I met in person at various crime fiction conventions. Mark's...

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BOLO – Week of October 29, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Based on the level of political and celebrity news already this morning, I'm thinking we are all going to need some distraction this week. Fortunately, there are some excellent books being released that will help....

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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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