Whiteout – The BOLO Books Review

Christmas in Northern Iceland may look like a holiday postcard, but Ragnar Jónasson’s Whiteout proves that the ghosts of the past continue to haunt regardless of the calendar date. Just days before the holiday, Ari Thór’s former boss, Tómas, asked the Siglufjörđur...

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

Sunshine Noir – The BOLO Books Review

This year has seen a plethora of outstanding short story anthologies. Already this year, BOLO Books has covered Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, Blood On the Bayou, and Storm Warning – with a few others still to come, including today’s choice. Sunshine Noir is edited by...

Nightblind –
The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Statistically, the occurrences of violent crime in Iceland are miniscule, but with Nightblind Ragnar Jónasson shows readers that the gap between a low crime rate and a low rate of reported crime is a chasm rather than a crack. When his English-language debut Snowblind...

Sunset City – The BOLO Books Review

In the crime fiction genre, readers could easily fill a yearly to-be-read pile with novels by authors they have read before and/or series books they have been following for eons. But one should not discount the debut novels released each year. Within those books are...