Recent Reviews

Go To My Grave – The BOLO Books Review

When Catriona McPherson puts words to paper, readers can always count on the resulting story being unexpected and successful. Is there nothing this woman can’t write? First she has a much-loved historical cozy series, then she started writing the occasional – and...

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Th1rt3en – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

It is rare to find a novel with a hook so ingenious that the book immediately becomes a must-read, but that is exactly what Steve Cavanagh achieved with his newest novel, Th1rt3en. The novel is a legal thriller with the tag line: “The serial killer isn’t on trial,...

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A Rising Man – The BOLO Books Review

A Rising Man is Abir Mukherjee’s debut historical mystery. It was nominated for the the 2018 Best Novel Edgar Award, so a review hardly seems necessary. But a concerted effort must be made to celebrate the diversity within the crime fiction genre, so this series must...

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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

BOLO – Week of October 28, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Early voting in happening around the US, so please get out there and let your voice be heard. And then, treat yourself to one of these new releases on your way back home. ______________________________________________________________________...

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Susanna Calkins – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I have been a fan of Susanna Calkins from the moment I first read and reviewed her debut historical mystery, A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate. She is always delightful when you encounter her at the various crime fiction conventions, and like so many...

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Where to Find BOLO Books

From the Booking Desk: For my regular followers, I just wanted to mention two recent locations where you can find out more about BOLO Books and book blogging in general. The wonderful Pam Stack, who was recently featured as part of the BOLO Books Composite Sketch...

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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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