Recent Reviews

The Photographer – The BOLO Books Review

Craig Robertson risks wading into rough waters with The Photographer, but the results are more than worth it. With a tale as timely as it is tense, Robertson advances his series in unexpected ways, while also trying to educate readers and validate victims. The...

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The Undertaker’s Daughter – The BOLO Books Review

The writings of Sara Blaedel remain a treasure trove yet to be discovered by many crime fiction explorers. Her series featuring homicide detective Louise Rick is beloved by fans for its portrayal of the rarely-seen underbelly of Danish society, but with The...

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The Night of the Flood – The BOLO Books Review

It is not easy to come up with new concepts for short story anthologies. In recent years we have seen anthologies based around the music catalog of certain artists – such as Trouble in the Heartland – and those focused on a certain location – such as the Anthony-Award...

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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 March 4, 2018

From The Booking Desk: This morning, we are all waking up from an excellent Academy Award show. Congratulations to all the winners, but I want to give a special shout out to Call Me By Your Name (and James Ivory) for winning in the Adapted Screenplay category. The...

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Edith Maxwell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I first "met" Edith Maxwell because she and I were (and are) both frequent commenters on the posts at the excellent Jungle Red Writers blog. It was a Malice Domestic, I believe, when our paths finally crossed in person - shortly before Edith's...

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BOLO – Week of February 25, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Another week of varied releases with something to please every reading taste. These books run the gamut in terms of genre, age range, price point, experience, and more.  Happy shopping!...

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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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