Recent Reviews

Finlay Donovan is Killing It – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction readers who occasionally stray into the Young Adult category will likely already know the name Elle Cosimano. After all, her 2015 release, Nearly Gone, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now Cosimano is turning her attention to more mainstream crime...

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The Survivors – The BOLO Books Review

In a relatively short time, Jane Harper has established herself as a must-read author within the crime fiction community. With stories that feature complex characters and compelling plots, fans know they can count on her fiction to sweep them away from the world for...

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Slow Horses – A BOLO Books Surveillance Review

Since Mick Herron is the International Guest of Honor at the 2022 Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque, New Mexico – a conference where I will also be the Fan Guest of Honor – I have decided to dedicate a series of posts this year to a deep-dive look at his most popular...

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Recent Interviews

Patti Abbott – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Patricia Abbott here to BOLO Books today to discuss her new short story collection: I Bring Sorrow and Other Stories of Transgression. The book is available now and you all are going to want to experience these stories...

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Alafair Burke – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Hopefully, at this point you have already pre-ordered Alafair Burke's new book, The Wife. Critical praise of this novel has been very strong and I even called it "an instant classic," so it should be no surprise that I invited Alafair here to...

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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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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal – Bitterroot Lake

From the Booking Desk: Leslie Budewitz has won three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Short Story in her career to-date. Never one to rest on her laurels, Leslie is taking on a pen-name to release her first suspense novel in April of 2021....

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Catriona McPherson on Book Titles – A BOLO Books Guest Post

Call Me Ishmael (or, if not, Madam) Titles are hard. Show me a writer saying otherwise, and I’ll show you someone pretending to be a writer for some reason, and doing it badly. But it’s not always as hard as it’s been this time. The Turning Tide was called “New Book”...

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Cover Reveal(s) – The Where Are They Now? Mysteries

From the Booking Desk: You are likely saying to yourself, "wait, doesn't this series already exist?" And you would be right. However, this iconic series from Toni L. P. Kelner - which was originally published by Berkley Prime Crime - was in need of a fresh makeover,...

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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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