Recent Reviews

Not Dead Enough – The BOLO Books Review

Not Dead Enough is a milestone book in J. M. Redmann’s Micky Knight mystery series: book ten! Like all the other novels in the series, Not Dead Enough offers fresh character insight, a compelling mystery, and addictive pacing. If you haven’t met Micky Knight yet, this...

read more

Strangers at the Gate – The BOLO Books Review

Catriona McPherson is a rare breed of author: one who refuses to write the same book twice, but who nevertheless manages to always satisfy, providing readers with just what they are looking for, even when they themselves are not quite sure what that is. Book after...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Recent Articles

Gwen Florio – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Gwen Florio is a wonderful writer, a fierce advocate for the crime fiction community, and has been a long-time supporter of BOLO Books. We were chatting off-line about something recently when I was inspired to offer her a slot here on the...

read more

Robb Cadigan – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: For years, Robb Cadigan and I would meet up occasionally at crime fiction conventions or local area book signings and those chats were always highlights of those events, so when I heard that he was actually going to accomplish his dream of...

read more

BOLO – Week of November 3, 2019

From the Booking Desk: There is a wide variety of books being released today, including the list below that should have something for everyone. Lisa Jewell – The Family Upstairs (Atria, Hardcover, $27.00, 11/05/2019) BOLO Books Comments: The Family Upstairs is an...

read more


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.

Read More

Contact BOLO Books

3 + 11 =