Recent Reviews

Blackout – The BOLO Books Review

Alex Segura has been turning out solid Miami-based PI novels for a number of years now, but with Blackout – the fourth book in the Pete Fernandez Mystery series – his cachet is about to catapult to a whole new level of appreciation. Blackout brings to fruition the...

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The Good Liar – The BOLO Books Review

Catherine McKenzie’s The Good Liar is another one of those twisty, unreliable narrator yarns that readers cannot seem to get enough of these days. In this case, three different women have enough secrets to fuel the entire Indy 500 race and still have enough left over...

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Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead – The BOLO Books Review

Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead is Cindy Callaghan’s latest middle grade novel and it also happens to be nominated for this year’s Agatha Award for Best Children’s/YA novel. Sydney Mackenzie is tween who aspires to be a filmmaker. All seems to be going as planned...

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Recent Interviews

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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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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Recent Articles

BOLO – Week of May 27, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday, so this week's list of books come to you on the day they are released. Quite a variety this week, with something for everyone. ______________________________________________________________________...

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Kellye Garrett – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: I can't actually remember when I first met Kellye Garrett. It was certainly online, and I'm thinking it must have been shortly after she announced that Midnight Ink was publishing, Hollywood Homicide. By the time I first met her in person at...

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BOLO – Week of May 20, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I had a great weekend at the first ever Noir @ the Bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was such fun to hang with some of my favorite people, meet some new friends, and hear some excellent readings. Yes, I may have ended up buying some new books...

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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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