Recent Reviews

Hide Away – The BOLO Books Review

Every so often the crime fiction canon welcomes a new character who is instantly iconic. There is no easy formula for making this happen; otherwise it would not be nearly as rare an occurrence as it is. In theory, it is likely some elusive combination of character...

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The Lucky One – The BOLO Books Review

With the release of four novels under her wings – The Black Hour, Little Pretty Things, The Day I Died, and Under a Dark Sky – Lori Rader-Day has established herself as one of the most consistently-excellent and thoroughly-unpredictable writers of crime fiction. Part...

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Pretty as a Picture – The BOLO Books Review

Typically, when a reviewer says a book is cinematic, it is a reference to the fact that the book could easily be adapted to the screen and would probably be successful if that happened. In the case of Elizabeth Little’s second novel, Pretty as a Picture, the term...

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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

Cover Reveal – Revenge of the Widow Malmon

There are so many people in our crime fiction community that do so much for us all. When those people reach out to me asking if I can help with something, the answer is always YES. Case in point, The Malmons - Dan and Kate. They visited the blog when Killing Malmon...

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APB – Winter 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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Edwin Hill – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first came to be aware of Edwin Hill when Shawn Reilly Simmons told me there was this new book coming out that she thought I might enjoy. That book turned out to be Edwin's debut, Little Comfort, which I did immensely enjoy (and which went on...

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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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