BOLO – Week of August 20, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse. Hopefully those of you that are interested has obtained your special viewing glasses. If you haven’t read Erin Kelly’s He Said/She Said, today would be the perfect day to start that one (since...

The Quiet Child – The BOLO Books Review

There is only one word to describe the reader’s state of mind upon completing John Burley’s The Quiet Child: melancholia. While it is definitely crime fiction, it is quite unlike most books within this genre. Told in a style where thoughts, memories, and...

The Last Place You Look – The BOLO Books Review

One of the surprise hits of the literary season has been Kristen Lepionka’s The Last Place You Look. A surprise, not because it isn’t worthy – it most certainly is – but because the industry can never predict which debut novels will prove to be breakouts. In the case...

Emma in the Night – The BOLO Books Review

Last year, Wendy Walker entered the crime fiction arena with her powerful novel, All Is Not Forgotten – a twisted tale full of flawed characters and a morally ambiguous plot. Due to its success, anticipation for her follow-up has been high. While not as unique as that...

BOLO – Week of July 30, 2017

From The Booking Desk: Can you believe we are starting August this week? Tomorrow, actually. The summer is just flying by. This week is jam-packed with new books to purchase – I had to make some tough cuts to my list to keep it to a manageable level. So while I...