Recent Reviews

The Deuce – A BOLO Books Television Review

The pilot episode of The Deuce, the new HBO drama from David Simon and George Pelecanos, is currently streaming on the premium network’s digital service. As you probably already know, this series is a look at the gritty world of prostitution and pornography within...

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Fierce Kingdom – The BOLO Books Review

Gin Phillips’ Fierce Kingdom manages to succeed as both a thriller and a mediation on motherhood – not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Fierce Kingdom is a slim volume in terms of page count, but certainly not when it comes to understanding the maternal...

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Blessed are the Peacemakers – The BOLO Books Review

Over the course of four novels, Kristi Belcamino has put Gabriella Giovanni through the wringer. Having faced off against a serial killer, dealt with her boyfriend being accused of murder, suffered through a heart-breaking miscarriage, and later the kidnapping of her...

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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

David Brown – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: David Brown is a Deputy Director of Publicity at Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. He also happens to be one of the early champions of my BOLO Books blog. He has been responsible for publicity campaigns for the likes of John...

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APB – Fall 2017

From the Booking Desk: This is the ninth post for this incredibly popular feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin). As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are...

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BOLO – Week of September 3, 2017

From The Booking Desk: There are some weeks where readers simply *need* to go to the bookstore and this week is one of them.  There are so many excellent releases available today. ______________________________________________________________________ Stephanie Gayle –...

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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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