Recent Reviews

The Sisters – The BOLO Books Review

Cops and lawyers are a mainstay of crime fiction, so when readers discover that Dervla McTeirnan’s new novella, The Sisters – released exclusively as an Audible Original – revolves around siblings in these professions, it is not a shock. Since this is an Ireland-set...

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One Night Gone – The BOLO Books Review

There is a particular joy in watching a writer one admires journey from their initial successes into a new career phase. In the case of Tara Laskowski, her track record with short story publication in literary journals, genre-focused magazines, and a few small-press...

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The Stranger Inside – The BOLO Books Review

Lisa Unger never writes the same book twice. At this point, hopefully readers know that they can always come to a book by this talented author knowing they will be led by skilled hands and that the journey will be a rewarding one. Yet, this has never been truer than...

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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

Cover Reveal – I Know Where You Sleep

From the Booking Desk: I was a huge fan of Alan Orloff's Pray for the Innocent - winner for the 2019 ITW Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original - so when he approached me about hosting the cover reveal for his new novel here on BOLO Books, I was more than happy to...

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A Visit from Catriona McPherson

From the Booking Desk: When Catriona McPherson goes into promotional mode for her latest releases, she always manages to give readers something special. She makes multiple blog stops, but each location gets a unique and insightful post - never anything generic or...

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Teresa Wilson – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: There are some people in our crime fiction community that you only get to see at conventions. Teresa Wilson is one of them. And let me tell you, every time I see her, it is like reuniting with an old friend. She is the very definition of a warm...

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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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