Recent Reviews

The Mist – The BOLO Books Review

With the release of Ragnar Jónasson’s The Mist, the original Hidden Iceland trilogy comes to an end, making this the perfect time to discuss this series of novels as a whole. Most fans of crime fiction have probably already heard about the unique sequencing of these...

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The Mountains Wild – The BOLO Books Review

Sarah Stewart Taylor amassed quite a following for her debut series featuring university professor Sweeney St. George who specialized in art history related to funerals and gravestones. After the last of that four-book series was released, Taylor took an extended...

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Truth Be Told – A BOLO Books Television Review

Truth Be Told is another crime fiction adaptation for Apple+ TV. While the show is based on Kathleen Barber’s popular novel, Are You Sleeping, the miniseries version has been altered in some significant ways to better orient it for television viewing. The most...

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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

Julie Hennrikus – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Julie Hennrikus is another of those author who I delight in seeing at the various crime fiction conventions. She can always be counted on to have a smile on her face and a laugh in her heart. She and I also share a great love of theater, so you...

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Cover Reveal – Poetic Justice

From the Booking Desk: Everyone knows how supportive I have been of Agora and their mission to bring more diversity to the crime fiction genre. It is my hope that with the world in crisis, people are realizing just how interconnected we all are, how we are all just...

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Reece Hirsch – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Few writers can merge the worlds of technology and crime as skillfully as Reece Hirsch. While entertaining readers for hours, he also manages to educate the public on the risk inherent when society becomes increasingly dependent on high-tech...

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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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