Recent Reviews

Watch Her – The BOLO Books Review

Edwin Hill burst onto the crime fiction landscape with his debut novel, Little Comfort, before returning a year later with another Hester Thursby mystery, The Missing Ones. It is clear that readers love Hester, so it is little surprise that Edwin Hill will soon...

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Top Reads of 2020 According to BOLO Books

From the Booking Desk: 2020 was a very strange reading year. It was the year of the pandemic and as such, my schedule for reading was completely chaotic. As usual, I took this task of selecting my Top Reads List very seriously and really struggled to make sure the...

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Blind Vigil – The BOLO Books Review

Matt Coyle’s series featuring San Diego PI Rick Cahill has been a critical and fan favorite from its first novel, Yesterday’s Echo. His books have always managed to maintain a vintage feel – harkening back to the golden age of private eyes – while still appealing to...

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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

Catriona McPherson on Book Titles – A BOLO Books Guest Post

Call Me Ishmael (or, if not, Madam) Titles are hard. Show me a writer saying otherwise, and I’ll show you someone pretending to be a writer for some reason, and doing it badly. But it’s not always as hard as it’s been this time. The Turning Tide was called “New Book”...

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Cover Reveal(s) – The Where Are They Now? Mysteries

From the Booking Desk: You are likely saying to yourself, "wait, doesn't this series already exist?" And you would be right. However, this iconic series from Toni L. P. Kelner - which was originally published by Berkley Prime Crime - was in need of a fresh makeover,...

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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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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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