Recent Reviews

Go To My Grave – The BOLO Books Review

When Catriona McPherson puts words to paper, readers can always count on the resulting story being unexpected and successful. Is there nothing this woman can’t write? First she has a much-loved historical cozy series, then she started writing the occasional – and...

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Th1rt3en – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

It is rare to find a novel with a hook so ingenious that the book immediately becomes a must-read, but that is exactly what Steve Cavanagh achieved with his newest novel, Th1rt3en. The novel is a legal thriller with the tag line: “The serial killer isn’t on trial,...

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A Rising Man – The BOLO Books Review

A Rising Man is Abir Mukherjee’s debut historical mystery. It was nominated for the the 2018 Best Novel Edgar Award, so a review hardly seems necessary. But a concerted effort must be made to celebrate the diversity within the crime fiction genre, so this series must...

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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 November 18, 2018

From The Booking Desk: With Thanksgiving this week, the publishing machine has begun to slow down here in the States. Best of 2018 lists are already appearing to help with holiday shopping. The BOLO Books Top Read of 2018 list will post on Wednesday, November 28. But...

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Helen Nelson – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Helen Nelson is a crime fiction author and fan from Canada. She was also the co-chair of the wonderful Toronto Bouchercon in 2017. Because the chairs of each convention attended regularly for the years leading up to their convention, I was able...

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BOLO – Week of November 11, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Before we start, let's take a moment to reflect on all the veteran's who have and continue to work so diligently to maintain our safety. THANK YOU! We are heading into prime holiday shopping time, so remember to not only check out the 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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