Recent Reviews

The Wrong Boy – The BOLO Books Review

With two successful series and a few collections of novellas, some may view Cathy Ace’s decision to release a stand-alone psychological suspense novel as a strange – and potentially risky – move, but not too many pages into The Wrong Boy skeptics will realize this is...

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The Au Pair – The BOLO Books Review

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi (A precipice in front, wolves behind) This ominous warning graces a plaque on a cannon at the top of the cliff overlooking Summerborne House, the estate of The Mayes Family in Emma Rous’ exceptional debut novel, The Au Pair. This...

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For Better and Worse – The BOLO Books Review

How far would you go to protect your child? That is the question before Natalie and Will Clarke in Margot Hunt’s domestic suspense novel, For Better and Worse. At the beginning of the novel, readers witness Nat and Will’s first date, back when both of them were...

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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

BOLO – Week of January 20, 2019

From The Booking Desk: Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so that is why the BOLO report is a day late. However, that means the books releasing this week are available immediately! Ragnar Jonasson - Rupture (Minotaur, Hardcover, $28.99,...

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Nancie Clare – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: Nancie Clare is an author, journalist, and true lover of mystery novels. Probably best known for her excellent interviews on the Speaking of Mysteries Podcast, she and I connected via social media very early on in the life of BOLO Books....

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BOLO – Week of January 13, 2019

From The Booking Desk: After a snow storm that proved to have longer legs than expected, I finally have up a list for your weekly reading enjoyment. Three very different selections, but each one worth your attention. Amy Gentry – Last Woman Standing (HMH, Hardcover,...

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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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