Anatomy of a Scandal – The BOLO Books Review

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anatomy as “a separating or dividing into parts for detailed examination” and scandal as “a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it,” which makes...

BOLO – Week of January 14, 2018

From The Booking Desk: I delayed this week’s BOLO report by a day because yesterday was a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.s birthday and life. With that in mind, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes from this great man: “We are not makers...

The Wife Between Us – The BOLO Books Review

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us continues the domestic suspense boom readers have noticed in crime fiction publishing of late. Theirs is the story of a marriage, the story of an affair, and the story of the truth between these two commonplace...

The Woman in the Window – The BOLO Books Review

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to over-hype something. Take for example, A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window. This is a solidly-written debut novel that will please most psychological suspense readers, but the pre-pub buzz wants to make it out to be this...

The Chalk Man – The BOLO Books Review

King has Derry, Maine and Dickens had London, England. And now C. J. Tudor takes readers to the tiny English village of Anderbury in a style that echoes both of these legends. Similar to how Dickens opens A Tale of Two Cities with that now famous “It was the best of...