Recent Reviews

What You Want To See – The BOLO Books Review

When your debut novel is as universally enjoyed and critically acclaimed as Kristen Lepionka’s The Last Place You Look was, the pressure for the follow-up can be over-whelming. None of that fear makes it to the pages of What You Want To See. This second novel in the...

read more

The Unseeing – The BOLO Books Review

The Unseeing is Anna Mazzola’s Edgar Award-nominated debut, the strength of which will have readers adding this author to their must-read list moving forward. The Unseeing is a unique blend of fact and fiction. The criminal case at the core of the novel really did...

read more

Tangerine – The BOLO Books Review

It is rare that readers can escape into a debut that is so assured and well written that it feels like one is in the hands of an esteemed veteran of the literary world; but that is exactly the experience had while reading Christine Mangan’s Tangerine. The bulk of...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Recent Articles

2018 Edgar Award Winners (with some reviews)

From the Booking Desk: This time last week, I was getting ready for the 2018 Edgar Awards Banquet where I was awarded a Raven Award from Mystery Writers of America. That same evening, the 2018 Edgar Awards were announced and I was very happy to see that many of the...

read more

Cover Reveal – The Skeleton Makes a Friend

From the Booking Desk: BOLO Books has been fortunate to have hosted the cover reveal for several of the books in Leigh Perry's Family Skeleton Mystery series. I have been an obsessed fan of these books from the beginning. You can find my reviews of some of the earlier...

read more

BOLO – Week of April 29, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Things have been a little slower than normal around here this past week; but that certainly hasn't been the case in my blogging life in general. Last Thursday night I was awarded the Raven Award by the Mystery Writers of America during the...

read more

About

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.

Read More

Contact BOLO Books

7 + 1 =