Recent Reviews

Cast the First Stone – The BOLO Books Review

“And so you left your hometown To try out for the part Everybody's pretty little angel With a pretty little heart” Melissa Etheridge, Map of the Stars Hollywood has always been that elusive locale folks dream of running off to – a place where stardom, acceptance, and...

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The Long Drop – The BOLO Books Review

Denise Mina’s The Long Drop is a unique book in the crime fiction genre. Not quite true crime, but also not a fictional tale, The Long Drop is somewhat similar to the method Truman Capote used with In Cold Blood – fiction inspired by actual events. However you...

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More Bookshots – The BOLO Books Review(s)

From the Booking Desk: On a recent road trip, my car-mates and I decided to listen to two novellas from James Patterson’s Bookshots output during the journey. My only other experience with Bookshots was reading and reviewing The Witnesses, written in collaboration...

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Recent Interviews

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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Wendy Walker –
The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Wendy Walker's novel, All is Not Forgotten, will be released on July 12. If you follow entertainment news, you have likely already heard about this book because of the film option made on it by Reese Witherspoon. Trust me when I say that this is...

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Mark Billingham @ The Ivy Bookshop

From The Booking Desk: Last night at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Mark Billingham entertained a loyal crowd with an assist from Laura Lippman. Anyone who has ever heard Mark speak knows that the man can’t resist a good one-liner to keep the audience on their toes....

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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of June 4, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Readers will be able to fill an entire summer of books simply with this week's list. There are so many exciting titles coming out tomorrow, I am confident that everyone will find something they need to order immediately....

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John McFetridge – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Today marks the launch of a new weekly feature here at BOLO Books: The BOLO Books Composite Sketch. Look for a new sketch every Friday. This feature will pose a unique set of interview questions to authors, fans, and other crime fiction...

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BOLO – Week of May 28, 2017

Yesterday was Memorial Day, so I delayed this post by a day. The good news is that this means both of these books are available for your enjoyment immediately.

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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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