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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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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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 March 12, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

The books on this week’s list of titles to be on the look out for share two things in common – 1. the authors are so good, they should be household names, and 2. they all feature beautiful and unique cover designs.

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APB – Spring 2017

From the Booking Desk:

This is the seventh post for this feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).

As always, competition for these slots was tough. What books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are books that I have been waiting for?

This feature works in conjunction with the weekly BOLO (Be On the Look Out) posts. Both are intended to highlight books that I am excited about in advance of their release date. In the case of the APB, the format is simply to present a gallery featuring the covers, the official release date of each book, and a brief explanation of why I am anticipating the title.

As we get closer to that release date, the BOLO post will give you more detailed information on each title, but in the meantime, feel free to research these titles on your own. And remember to pre-order!

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APB – Fall 2016

From the Booking Desk:

This is the fifth post for this new feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).

As always, competition for these slots was tough. I have already read many of these titles, so I can wholeheartedly endorse this list. There are many other excellent books coming out this fall, but these are the titles I think you will be hearing the most about.

This feature works in conjunction with the weekly BOLO (Be On the Look Out) posts. Both are intended to highlight books that I am excited about in advance of their release date. In the case of the APB, the format will simply be a gallery featuring the covers and the official release date of the book. When we get closer to that release date, the BOLO post will give you more detailed information on each title, but in the meantime, feel free to research these titles on your own.  And remember to pre-order!

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