Recent Reviews

Murder in Saint-Germain – The BOLO Books Review

Once again zipping around the narrow streets of Paris on her pink motorbike, Aimée Leduc returns in the seventeenth novel in Cara Black’s popular series. Murder in Saint-Germain finds Aimée dealing with issues on both the professional and personal front. There are two...

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He Said/She Said – The BOLO Books Review

The power of a novel can often be weighed by how long after finishing it the story remains in one’s mind. One of Erin Kelly’s earlier novels, The Burning Air, is one that continually comes up in discussions of plots that resonate in the mind for extended periods. Next...

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The Marsh King’s Daughter – The BOLO Books Review

To law enforcement and the world, Jacob Halbrook is a kidnapper and a rapist, but to Helena Pelletier he is simply “father.” In The Marsh King’s Daughter, the new novel by Karen Dionne, the complexity of this familial relationship is examined over the course of 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 June 11, 2017

From The Booking Desk: This week's list of books to be on the look out for contains all the buzz words readers love: secrets, puzzles, facades, poignant, suspenseful and clever. I think everyone will be able to find a least one book that will piques interest....

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Erica Ruth Neubauer – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: It's Friday! Time for another Composite Sketch.  As I mentioned last week, this feature is going to cover a wide swath of the crime fiction community. Today, I am thrilled to welcome Erica Ruth Neubauer - celebrated reviewer, photographer, and...

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APB – Summer 2017

From the Booking Desk: This is the eighth post for this feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin). As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are books that I have...

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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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