Recent Reviews

Goodnight Beautiful – The BOLO Books Review

While it is true that many crime fiction fans enjoy being surprised during the reading process, this has led to some authors stretching credibility in order to embed the wildest twists possible, which can often have the opposite effect, frustrating the reader....

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This is How I Lied – The BOLO Books Review

Heather Gudenkauf has a loyal following of fans and it is easy to see why. Each of her novels feature strong women in challenging situations with plots that grab you by the throat as they simultaneously tear out your heart. Gudenkauf has the unique ability to breathe...

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Shadow Ridge – The BOLO Books Review

The video game industry is one that is valued at billions of dollars and which remains on an upward trajectory. As such, competition is steep and aspirations high. Sounds like the perfect arena for intrigue, nefarious behavior, and just possibly murder. M. E. Browning...

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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

Kristopher, Dru, and Hank Phillippi Ryan

From the Booking Desk: Today at 11AM (EST), our new BOLO*Musings venture launched the first ever YouTube episode dedicated to one novel: Hank Phillippi Ryan's THE FIRST TO LIE. This video also debuts the opening and closing credits for our new show and standardizes...

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Lexy Campbell – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Another special Composite Sketch today. You know how sometimes the characters in a book feel like real people? Like you would most certainly be friends with them if they were. That is how I feel about Lexy Campbell! This is mainly because I hear...

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Kim Powers – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

The pandemic has certainly put many things into perspective and changed our daily routines. You have no doubt noticed that the Composite Sketches have been less consistent here on BOLO Books. That said, today we have a wonderful example of why this "simple"...

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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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