Recent Reviews

The Postscript Murders – The BOLO Books Review

No one is going to accuse of Elly Griffiths of taking too long between books. In addition to two very successful series – the thirteen novels featuring Ruth Galloway and five Brighton mysteries – she decided to write a children’s series and a collection of linked...

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Murder My Past – The BOLO Books Review

You may not have heard of The Ross Agency Mystery novels by Delia C. Pitts, but that is certainly not because they are unworthy of attention. In fact, in many ways that is a symptom of the type of divide the books themselves address. Delia C. Pitts has a knack for...

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The Project – The BOLO Books Review

When Courtney Summers won the Edgar Award in the Young Adult category for her 2018 novel Sadie, long-time fans such as myself nearly stood in ovation. Here was a book that took serious chances and really said something to readers – both young and old. Since then, we...

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Recent Interviews

Becky Masterman – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Becky Masterman to the blog today. She is the author of the Brigid Quinn series and if you haven't yet met Brigid, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of these books. The BOLO Books reviews of Rage Against the...

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

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Cynthia Kuhn – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: I have long been a fan of the academic mystery, so when Cynthia Kuhn's Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was announced, I knew that it was going on my To-Be-Read pile. (And since then, of course, BOLO Books has posted reviews of both The...

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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal(s) – The Where Are They Now? Mysteries

From the Booking Desk: You are likely saying to yourself, "wait, doesn't this series already exist?" And you would be right. However, this iconic series from Toni L. P. Kelner - which was originally published by Berkley Prime Crime - was in need of a fresh makeover,...

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APB – Fall 2020

Time for another entry in 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 books that I personally...

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Cover Reveal – Invitation to Murder

From the Booking Desk: Most followers of BOLO Books know that I am a proud member of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime. I try to do whatever I can for my fellow members by helping to spread the word on their books, events, and accolades. So when Barb Goffman...

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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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