BOLO – Week of May 14, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

For the first time since I started the blog, I have not yet read any of the books on this Monday BOLO report. They are all included here because they seem to be doing unusual things within the crime fiction genre. It is also a nice mixture of non-fiction, YA, historical and contemporary.

Give them a look and I’ll see you at the local bookstore where I will surely be picking up a few copies.

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Silent Rain – The BOLO Books Review

By design, most books in a crime fiction series allow readers to follow the lives of the main character and perhaps some of the secondary players over the course of time. However, it is more rare that readers are given access to re-visit with a character who was integral to a crime in one of the earlier novels. Never one to give readers the expected, this is exactly what Karin Salvalaggio does in Silent Rain.

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BOLO – Week of May 7, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

I have doubled the number of titles on this week’s list of books to be on the look out for.  I did this mainly as an example of how much diversity can be found in just one week of publishing in the crime fiction genre – diversity in style, tone, audience, and length. Literally something for everyone here – and all of it worth exploring.

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Since We Fell – The BOLO Books Review

When news breaks about the release date of a new Dennis Lehane novel, a buzz justifiably begins to build within the crime fiction community. Things followed that existing standard when Mr. Lehane’s latest novel, Since We Fell, was announced at the beginning of the year. What is different, however, is that Since We Fell is anything but a typical Dennis Lehane book. Always one to explore the crevices of what crime fiction can be, with this new novel he ventures into some uncharted territory – at least for him.

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City of Angels – The BOLO Books Review

Los Angeles, California. The self-proclaimed City of Angels, land of facades and facelifts where money and movies dominate, but masks and manipulation are de rigueur. This is the setting for Kristi Belcamino’s new novel, her young adult debut. Appropriately titled City of Angels, Belcamino places the action of the novel smack dab in the middle of the tumultuous time between the Rodney King beating and subsequent riots that would eventually bring the city to its knees. Within this moment of cultural zeitgeist Kristi Belcamino dares to tell an extremely personal tale – the maturation of one young lady from damaged girl to self-assured woman.

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BOLO – Week of April 23, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

Hard to believe that we are at the last week of April already. Malice Domestic is later this week and then it is time for summer vacations and pool reading. Here are some new titles to get you started.

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