Recent Reviews

The Last – The BOLO Books Review

Trying to find a unique setting that has never been explored before for a crime fiction novel can be a daunting task; at times it seems that every possible permutation of location + crime has been attempted. But then along comes Hanna Jameson to prove with her novel...

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The Woman in the Dark – The BOLO Books Review

Sarah and Patrick Walker have purchased a Victorian house located in a beachside community in Wales. They have extended themselves financially to obtain this dream for their family. Despite the fact that to most of the population, this building will always be the...

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Miracle Creek – The BOLO Books Review

Some people are destined to be storytellers. You can tell when you read their debut novel that no matter where life took them, eventually those words were going to make their way to the page for the betterment of us all. Angie Kim and the glorious Miracle Creek are a...

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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

Katherine Hall Page – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: What does one say about Katherine Hall Page? She is one of those icons of the traditional cozy mystery world. I can pinpoint moments in my crime fiction journey with books from the Faith Fairchild Mystery Series— twenty-five books and counting...

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Alafair Burke at HoCo Library

After hosting Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks earlier this year (recap of that event here), the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library system in Maryland hosted another crime fiction-related event last night. Alafair Burke on tour with her new psychological...

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Lauren O’Brien – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From The Booking Desk: I believe I was first "introduced" to Lauren O'Brien (Winters) online by Erin Mitchell. From there, I began to follow her excellent reviews at Shelf Awareness and then on her own blog. Since we share many common reading interests, I know I can...

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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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