Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk:

When I heard that the Fleet Science Center in San Diego was opening an exhibit called Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, I knew that I wanted coverage of it here on BOLO Books.

So I reached out to my good friend Erin Labonte-McKay and asked her if she had plans to attend. She did! And we are lucky enough to have her thoughts on this unique museum exhibit here on the blog today.

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Cynthia Kuhn – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk:

I have long been a fan of the academic mystery, so when Cynthia Kuhn’s Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was announced, I knew that it was going on my To-Be-Read pile. (And since then, of course, BOLO Books has posted reviews of both The Semester of Our Discontent and The Art of Vanishing. I have also previously run an interview with Cynthia Kuhn here on the blog when the first book was released.

Today, I am thrilled to welcome Cynthia here to discuss how the academic novel reflects real campus life…and well, life in general.

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Hallie Ephron –
A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk:

I have been a fan of Hallie Ephron’s writing since I first read her novel Never Tell a Lie in 2009, so I am thrilled to feature her here today on BOLO Books talking about the new edition of her excellent non-fiction craft book on writing and selling in the mystery genre.

As a reviewer, I find that reading books about the writing craft help me to better understand the art of fiction and help me to hone my critiquing skills. Hopefully that newfound knowledge reflects itself in my reviews.

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Triple Time with 2017 Anticipation by Holstine, Love, and Zgorski

From The Booking Desk:

While most bloggers are discussing their favorite books of 2016 – and certainly we are not immune to doing that as well – Dru Ann, Lesa, and I have decided to focus our attention on the future. Our most recent Triple Post below will share with our followers some of the books we are most looking forward to in the coming months. By traveling to each of our three blogs, readers will discover nine new titles to add to their ever-growing to-be-read mountains.

 

Not wanting to lose sight of the holiday season, we have also each included a seasonally-themed book from the past that we think readers might enjoy delving into as the hustle and bustle of the month ahead begins.

 

But most of all, we just want to thank you for reading our blogs and hope that the books we have suggested over the past year have helped to add enjoyment to your day-to-day lives. If you have suggestions for Triple Post themes for 2017, do let us know.

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Catriona McPherson – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk:

Catriona McPherson and I have had several conversations where we discussed the challenges with series books – both writing and reading them.

Both of us do enjoy reading series books from the beginning, but we have also experienced cases where we didn’t start with the first book and the series didn’t suffer because of it. So, are readers being too strict with requiring themselves to read a series from the beginning?

I once heard Hank Phillippi Ryan say – and I am paraphrasing here – something to the effect that we as humans don’t know everything about someone’s history when we first meet them, so why is that necessary when we “met” a fictional character for the first time? As we get to know them, some of their history – the relevant parts – will inevitably come out.

Let’s see what Catriona has to say on the subject:

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Trace Conger – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From The Booking Desk:

I am pleased to welcome Trace Conger to BOLO Books today. Trace’s new novel, The Prison Guard’s Son, is out now and he’s with us today to tell us a bit more about the inspiration for this novel. Fans of true crime will want to read on…

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