Recent Reviews

Miami Midnight – The BOLO Books Review

When one knows that a book is the last in a series, some expectations are bound to exist. Longtime fans of the series will be looking for some closure, some sense that their time investment served some “higher” purpose. With Miami Midnight, the final Pete Fernandez...

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The Warehouse – The BOLO Books Review

There is a long held notion that science fiction is a predicator of the future, but what happens when the near-future world described is much closer than anyone would like to think? In Rob Hart’s The Warehouse, that future is now (sort of.) This novel feels almost...

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The Wolf Wants In – The BOLO Books Review

If written by a less astute writer, The Wolf Wants In – a story permeated by the opioid crisis and rise in crime in rural locations – would have been a depressing slough difficult to get through, but under Laura McHugh’s guiding pen, it becomes essential reading and a...

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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

Susan Elia MacNeal – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first discovered Susan Elia MacNeal when she was a member of the award-winning Jungle Red Writers blog. It was there that I learned that in addition to writing the excellent Maggie Hope historical series, Susan had also penned a collection of...

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BOLO – Week of August 4, 2019

From the Booking Desk: It is a great week to be a reader. You can't go wrong with any of these choices, so why not read them all. Hallie Ephron – Careful What You Wish For (William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.99, 08/06/2019) BOLO Books Comments: Every book by Hallie Ephron...

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Annette Dashofy – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Listen, until this year, I had not read any of Annette Dashofy's books. Annette has always been a friendly face at the various crime fiction conventions and we certainly engaged in some light conversations while waiting for panels to start. Then...

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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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