Recent Reviews

Sadie – The BOLO Books Review

The public’s fascination with true crime podcasts has infiltrated the crime fiction world with novels like Six Stories and The American Girl leveraging the media to add dimension to their narratives. It was only a matter of time before the young adult writing scene...

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Murder at the Mill – The BOLO Books Review

While the name M. B. Shaw is unfamiliar to readers, the author behind the moniker may not be. Tilly Bagshawe burst onto the literary scene in the mid-2000’s with some family-saga style novels reminiscent of works by the likes of Barbara Taylor Bradford and Judith...

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Snowbound – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of Maria Alexander’s Snowed will remember that when we were last with Charity, Aidan, and the gang, it was in the midst of a massive cliffhanger, but now that Snowbound in available, more of that story can be told. The Bloodline of Yule series is perfect for...

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Recent Interviews

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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Neliza Drew – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: When the likes of Erin Mitchell, Josh Stallings, Hilary Davidson, and Thomas Pluck are raving about an author or book, it behooves one to investigate. This is how I first discovered Neliza Drew and her new novel. Immediately taken with Neliza's...

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Recent Articles

APB – Winter 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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Happy Holidays from BOLO Books

From the Booking Desk: BOLO Books is taking a much needed break this week, so postings will be limited. I did want to wish you all Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. I will have the Winter APB post up on Wednesday morning, so if you want to know what books I am...

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Joni Langevoort – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first met Joni Langevoort through her role as Publisher Liaison for Malice Domestic. Before I joined the board, seeing Joni at the yearly convention was always a highlight of that event and now I get to see her far more frequently. I am very...

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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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