Recent Reviews

Gone Too Long – The BOLO Books Review

Tracing a legacy of hate in America would seem a daunting task for any writer, but Lori Roy makes it look effortless in her new novel, Gone Too Long. Instead of attempting to address this in an epic way, Lori Roy distills her examination down to one family – The...

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Borrowed Time – The BOLO Books Review

With just two cases on the written page, Cass Raines has solidified herself as a vital constituent on the long roster of crime fiction heroines. By sliding directly into an unfortunate void within the hard-boiled private eye canon, Tracy Clark champions diversity via...

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A Nearly Normal Family – The BOLO Books Review

For all intents and purposes, the Swedish authorities are convinced that eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell killed thirty-two year old Christopher Olsen. But did she really? And if she did, why? This is the premise behind M. T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family, the...

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Recent Interviews

Cynthia Kuhn – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: I have long been a fan of the academic mystery, so when Cynthia Kuhn's Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was announced, I knew that it was going on my To-Be-Read pile. (And since then, of course, BOLO Books has posted reviews of both The...

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Trace Conger – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk: I am pleased to welcome Trace Conger to BOLO Books today. Trace's new novel, The Prison Guard's Son, is out now and he's with us today to tell us a bit more about the inspiration for this novel. Fans of true crime will want to read on... The...

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Owen Matthews – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I recently reviewed Owen Matthews' The Fixes here on the blog. And last year, I reviewed his YA debut - How to Win at High School. To say that I am thrilled to welcome Owen Laukkanen (the real man behind the Owen Matthews pen name) to BOLO Books...

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Recent Articles

Cathy Ace – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: If you attend crime fiction-related conventions, you no doubt know Cathy Ace. Cathy is boisterous and witty, but also unassuming and unpretentious. Successful in writing across styles - from the cozy end of the spectrum to her more recent...

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Angel Luis Colón – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Although I have yet to meet him in person, I have long been a fan of Angel Luis Colón's social media presence. His constant support of other writers - especially those in under-represented communities - is inspiring and unceasing. Angel is not...

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APB – Summer 2019

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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