Recent Reviews

Baby Teeth – The BOLO Books Review

Hanna is cold and cruel and creepy. Hanna is manipulative and will get what she wants no matter the cost. Hanna is a villain who will lodge in the reader’s mind for a very long time, becoming both legend and archetype. Hanna also happens to be seven years old. Readers...

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The Disappearing – THE BOLO Books Review

Lori Roy is the first woman to win both the Best First Novel and Best Novel Edgar Awards – for Bent Road and Let Me Die in His Footsteps respectively. Until She Comes Home, her second novel, was also a finalist for the Best Novel Edgar Award. Her newest Southern...

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The Real Michael Swann – The BOLO Books Review

Two thousand and eighteen just might become the year of the domestic thriller. Authors are blending the global and the intimate in fresh and exciting ways. Just as Karen Cleveland did in Need to Know, Bryan Reardon manages to use the backdrop of a political incident...

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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 July 15, 2018

From The Booking Desk: Based on my earlier reviews, I am hoping that you have already pre-ordered some of this week's releases, because there are many stellar books on this list - both ones you have heard about before and new mentions that also must be experienced. ...

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Marjorie Tucker – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: I actually first "met" Marjorie Tucker on a discussion board completely unrelated to crime fiction. Both she and I are devoted fans of Broadway and we posted regularly on a theater discussion board that was extremely popular at the time....

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APB – Summer 2018

From the Booking Desk: Time for another entry in 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...

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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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