Recent Reviews

World Enough – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction and music have always been inextricably intertwined. Fans of the genre can tell you what their favorite fictional detectives are likely listening to at any given moment – perhaps even more accurately than they can list their own playlists. With World...

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Long Way Down – The BOLO Books Review

With                                                                                       Long Way Down,                                                                                                Jason Reynolds has written a book it takes but a moment to read...

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The Last Mrs. Parrish – The BOLO Books Review

The striking cover for Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish may initially draw readers in – with its Art Deco styling, the lux color combination, and “dangerous” font – but it is the story within that will ultimately prove to be the biggest enticement. The Last...

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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

Tracy Fenton – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Many of you probably know - or know of - Tracy Fenton via her wonderful Facebook "group," THE Book Club (TBC) which launched in 2015. To say that this secret group became a bit of a juggenaut would be a vast understatement and that is due in no...

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Let’s celebrate another year!

From the Booking Desk: Today marks 5 years of BOLO Books!  Where has the time gone? When I started BOLO Books in October of 2012, I had no idea how much joy and fulfillment it would bring to my life. Books have always been a central focus for me and to be able to help...

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BOLO – Week of October 22, 2017

From The Booking Desk: I have decided this week to highlight some of the paperback originals being released. Too often they get lost in the crowd of new hardcovers flooding the market each week. However, the stories are no less compelling and they are easier on the...

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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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