Recent Reviews

And Now She’s Gone – The BOLO Books Review

Rachel Howzell Hall continues to prove that she can write anything; and that when she does, she will always knock it out of the park. Whether it’s a touching personal essay like “I Don’t Know This Word” (from the Private Investigations anthology) or a hard-hitting...

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The Darkest Evening – The BOLO Books Review

To the delight of readers everywhere, Ann Cleeves – and more specifically her beloved creation, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope – return in The Darkest Evening, the most recent novel from this acclaimed practitioner of the traditional procedural mystery. As with all...

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All The Devils Are Here – The BOLO Books Review

Louise Penny’s Three Pines mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has grown from the early books that struggled to find a readership to its current ubiquity where the series is so incredibly beloved and every new entry is almost guaranteed instant...

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Recent Interviews

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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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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Recent Articles

Lexy Campbell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Another special Composite Sketch today. You know how sometimes the characters in a book feel like real people? Like you would most certainly be friends with them if they were. That is how I feel about Lexy Campbell! This is mainly because I hear...

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Kim Powers – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

The pandemic has certainly put many things into perspective and changed our daily routines. You have no doubt noticed that the Composite Sketches have been less consistent here on BOLO Books. That said, today we have a wonderful example of why this "simple"...

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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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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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