Recent Reviews

Idyll Hands – The BOLO Books Review

From the Booking Desk: I have made it well known that I am a fan of Stephanie Gayle's Thomas Lynch Series. Below I will post links to my reviews of the previous books. Plus I will include the review blurb I did for the most recent book, which is being released today. ...

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Into the Black Nowhere – The BOLO Books Review

After the harrowing events of UNSUB, Caitlin Hendrix has been recruited by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. This is where readers will find her at the start of Meg Gardiner’s Into the Black Nowhere. Like the first book in the series, Gardiner molds a classic serial...

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Leave No Trace – The BOLO Books Review

With Leave No Trace, Mindy Mejia so organically incorporates setting into the structure of the novel that years from now, future writers will refer this book as a blueprint for how to nail location. By dividing the story between the inside and the outside, Mejia...

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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

Jeffrey Marks – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Jeffrey Marks and I have been friends on the various social media outlets for a while now, but it wasn't until this past year's Malice Domestic that we actually met in person - albeit, far too briefly. We have already committed to making sure we...

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Julia Borcherts – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: Publicists are a vital part of the publishing machine - but by the very nature of their job, they are often working behind the scenes. Since my goal with this blog feature is to highlight individuals from all parts of our tribe, I am thrilled to...

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BOLO – Week of September 16, 2018

From The Booking Desk: It's been a few weeks since we have had a Monday BOLO report. Bouchercon is always the busiest time of the year and unfortunately, some tasks have to get prioritized and others have to be skipped.  I hope that you checked other locations for new...

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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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