Recent Reviews

Shadow Ridge – The BOLO Books Review

The video game industry is one that is valued at billions of dollars and which remains on an upward trajectory. As such, competition is steep and aspirations high. Sounds like the perfect arena for intrigue, nefarious behavior, and just possibly murder. M. E. Browning...

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Spotlight Reviews – Diversity Edition

From the Booking Desk: I hold a BA in English with a concentration on minority literature, so reading widely has never been a challenge for me. However, I have still found myself drawn to diverse writings and #ownvoices stories more in the current socio-political...

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The Witch Hunter – The BOLO Books Review

Like watching foreign films, experiencing books from other countries – even in translation – exposes readers to different sensibilities which may be prevalent in those regions. For those who expect novels to follow a set trajectory, this can be challenging at times....

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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

APB – Fall 2020

Time for another entry in this incredibly popular 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 personally...

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Cover Reveal – Invitation to Murder

From the Booking Desk: Most followers of BOLO Books know that I am a proud member of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime. I try to do whatever I can for my fellow members by helping to spread the word on their books, events, and accolades. So when Barb Goffman...

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Kristopher, Dru, and Hank Phillippi Ryan

From the Booking Desk: Today at 11AM (EST), our new BOLO*Musings venture launched the first ever YouTube episode dedicated to one novel: Hank Phillippi Ryan's THE FIRST TO LIE. This video also debuts the opening and closing credits for our new show and standardizes...

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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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