Recent Reviews

Death on the Menu – The BOLO Books Review

Even though Lucy Burdette has a new publisher for her Key West Food Critic Mystery series, rest assured that the same loveable characters, sun-soaked setting, and humorous escapades remain present and accounted for. Death on the Menu finds series heroine, Hayley Snow,...

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Under A Dark Sky – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of Lori Rader-Day need know nothing more than that she wrote the book to rush out to buy it, but that does not mean this isn't still worth saying: Under a Dark Sky is her best novel yet; and it should be the book that makes the hold-outs understand what we...

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A Gathering of Secrets – The BOLO Books Review

A Gathering of Secrets is the tenth full-length novel in Linda Castillo’s now classic Kate Burkholder series. Castillo continues to impress with the way she is able to merge Amish life with realistic criminal activity.  Many outsiders – or Englishers, as they would...

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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

BOLO – Week of August 5, 2018

From The Booking Desk: We have about as eclectic a collection of books this week as you are likely to see here on BOLO Books. Literally, there is something for everyone - and if you see a book that is not from your chosen genre and you want to give it a chance, I...

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Elaine Viets – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first met Elaine Viets through her writing: The Dead-End Jobs cozy mystery series is one of my favorites. Then I had the pleasure of watching Elaine on various panels discussing the part-time jobs she took on as research for that mad-capped...

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Congratulations to Mia P. Manansala

From the Booking Desk: I am so happy to help spread the word about Mia P. Manansala being awarded the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. You may remember Mia from when she stopped by BOLO Books for the Composite Sketch feature. Please join me...

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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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