Recent Reviews

One Day You’ll Burn – The BOLO Books Review

The joy of picking up a book by a new author, or even an author that is just new to the reader, is hard to describe. It is some nebulous mixture of anticipation, wonder, hope, and fear. This is odd given that what the author has done has been completed by multitudes...

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Follow Me – The BOLO Books Review

Kathleen Barber’s Follow Me is about an as “of the moment” crime novel as one is likely to find. It’s exploration of the perils of social media will appeal to both those who are addicted to modern connectivity trends as well as those who are justifiably wary of such...

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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

Sarah Stewart Taylor – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: When you have been around the crime fiction community as long as I have, you witness people come and go for various reasons. But when they return to the fold, however, it is always a moment to celebrate and pick up right where things left off....

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Priscilla Royal – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: It is nice to be able to use the Composite Sketch profiles to feature people who haven't previously been on the blog. I have been a fan of Priscilla Royal's medieval crime novels for years now, but she and I have not yet met. That will change...

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Verena Rose – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: My respect for Verena Rose knows no bounds. Even before joining the Malice Domestic Board, I was always impressed with how professionally that convention runs - and so much of that is due to Verena's work as the Convention Chair. As if devoting...

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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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