Recent Reviews

The Bright Lands – The BOLO Books Review

John Fram’s debut novel, The Bright Lands, has seen a swell of support on social media from many corners of the crime fiction community. Just a brief sampling of this engaging and intelligent book will quickly confirm that this is a work worthy of that attention. If...

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Never Ask Me – The BOLO Books Review

With Never Ask Me, Jeff Abbott returns to the exclusive enclave of Lakehaven, Texas – the iconic setting of several of his stand-alone thrillers. Like Blame and the others, Never Ask Me stands on its own with only the fictional setting uniting them. Never Ask Me...

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Blacktop Wasteland – The BOLO Books Review

S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is the novel everyone in the crime fiction community is talking about. You could put an image of this book’s cover next to the dictionary definition of buzz and be accurate, although some would say it might be an understatement....

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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


Earlier this week, Dru Ann Love and I posted our second video for our new BOLO*MUSINGS YouTube Channel. In this one, we discuss 12 of our favorite books from the first half of the year - January to June 2020. It seemed only fair that since we launched the channel in...

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A New Venture…

In this time of social distancing, Dru Ann Love and I have decided to launch a new joint venture. The BOLO*MUSINGS YouTube Channel For those of you who have enjoyed -- or wish you could have enjoyed -- hearing Dru Ann and I talk about crime fiction at various...

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Cait Morgan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: It has been a while since I have posted a Composite Sketch and this one is unlike the previous. Whereas the others have been profiles of real people within our community, today we are going to meet a fictional character. (Credit where credit 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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