Recent Reviews

The Dry – The BOLO Books Review

The oppressive heat across the Kiewarra landscape permeates every moment of Jane Harper’s debut, The Dry. Crime fiction out of Australia continues to gain popularity and this talented author is most certainly at the forefront of the attention. The Dry is a...

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Insidious Intent – The BOLO Books Review

Insidious Intent is the tenth book in Val McDermid’s longest running series. Readers have followed the trials and tribulations of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan – both in print and on-screen – for years. At this stage of the game, they are an iconic duo and their creator...

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She Rides Shotgun – The BOLO Books Review

When starting a debut novel there is always the sense of the unknown, so when a reader discovers something truly excellent by a new-ish author it can feel like the discovery of a secret treasure trove that will enrich life for years to come. This is the experience...

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Recent Interviews

Bryon Quertermous & Riot Load – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: Last year, Bryon Quertermous stopped by BOLO Books to talk a bit about his debut novel, Murder Boy. If you missed on want to revisit that post, you can find that at Bryon Quertermous - A BOLO Books Guest Post. Today, I am happy to welcome Bryon...

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J.M Hewitt visits the United States

From the Booking Desk: One of the drawbacks of this book blogging gig is that I often discover shadow souls in other parts of the world - folks that I would love to meet, but the distance makes that more difficult. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the crime...

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Ovidia Yu – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: When you volunteer at conferences like Bouchercon and Malice Domestic, you are doing so much more than helping out the organizers of the event - which in and of itself would be rewarding enough - but you are also opening yourself up to meet some...

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Recent Articles

Donna Andrews – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Because Donna Andrews is relatively local to me, I've gone to many of her book signings over the years. Then once I started going to the crime fiction conventions, I learned how much of a fixture she is in our community - someone we all delight...

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APB – Winter 2018

This is the tenth 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 books that I have been...

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Cover Reveal – Fur, Feathers, and Felonies

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to host the cover reveal for the latest short story anthology from my local Sister in Crime chapter. Featuring thirteen tales of critters and criminals, this eighth volume in the Agatha, Anthony, Derringer, and Macavity...

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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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