Recent Reviews

The Better Sister – The BOLO Books Review

Alafair Burke’s knowledge of the legal system is a result of years steeped within that world – first as a law student, then a lawyer, and current as a law professor and occasional media pundit – so it should come as no surprise that her crime fiction work has managed...

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The Last – The BOLO Books Review

Trying to find a unique setting that has never been explored before for a crime fiction novel can be a daunting task; at times it seems that every possible permutation of location + crime has been attempted. But then along comes Hanna Jameson to prove with her novel...

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The Woman in the Dark – The BOLO Books Review

Sarah and Patrick Walker have purchased a Victorian house located in a beachside community in Wales. They have extended themselves financially to obtain this dream for their family. Despite the fact that to most of the population, this building will always be 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

Malice Domestic 31 Plans

Looking to find me at Malice Domestic? Here’s some times and places where you might have the best luck. Now remember, this is my first Malice Domestic as both the Secretary on the Board of Directors and the Dealer Room Liaison, so take this schedule with all the HOPE...

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BOLO – Week of April 28, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Assuming that you survived your weekend of Game of Thrones and Endgame, you might be looking for something new to read, and I certainly have to some titles for you to check out. Susanna Calkins – Murder Knocks Twice (Minotaur, Paperback, $17.99,...

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An Evening of Crime Fiction at CCBC

Last night, the Dashiell Hammett Society, in collaboration with the CCBC Creative Writing Forum hosted an evening of crime fiction on the campus of the college. Hosted by Anjili Babbar, with panelists Nik Korpon, Angie Kim, and Ed Aymar, the evening was both...

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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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