Recent Reviews

These Women – The BOLO Books Review

Ivy Pochoda seems incapable of writing the same story twice; and yet every time she puts words down on the page they are distinctly her own and always, always worth reading. Her latest, These Women, is linked to her excellent 2017 stand-out, Wonder Valley, by way of...

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The Beat of Black Wings – The BOLO Books Review

Earlier this year, BOLO Books hosted the cover reveal for The Beat of Black Wings: Crime fiction inspired by the songs of Joni Mitchell, so it was clear that a review was forthcoming. Like the songs that provide the titles and serve as their inspiration, each of the...

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Ash Mountain – The BOLO Books Review

Over the last few years, Australian-set crime fiction has risen in respect, with authors like Jane Harper, Emma Viskic, and Candice Fox leading the charge. You will note that this surge is largely dominated by female writers and one of the earliest on the scene was...

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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

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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Cover Reveal – The Beat of Black Wings

From the Booking Desk: As you can imagine, I get asked to do a fair number of cover reveals. I try to be accommodating, but it's not always possible for me to say yes. But when Josh Pachter asked if I would be willing to do the cover reveal for the new anthology he...

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John Purcell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I have always said, if you go to crime fiction conventions - or any convention really - make the effort to volunteer. It is during those moments when you are giving back to the community you love that you will truly find *your people*. This is...

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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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