Recent Reviews

Sing Her Down – The BOLO Books Review

Ivy Pochoda is not as prolific as many of her contemporaries in crime fiction, but she is arguably one of the most unique and distinctive voices in the genre. Case in point, her new novel Sing Her Down is a compact (288 pages), tightly wound juggernaut of a narrative...

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Killing Me – The BOLO Books Review

With Killing Me, Michelle Gagnon has crafted a wholly-original take on the vigilante narrative. In her own unique style—which incorporates a blend of both light slapstick and dark humor—Gagnon captures the readers attention from page one and refuses to let go of that...

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Beware the Woman – The BOLO Books Review

Megan Abbott is an author whose career is the envy of other creative types. In a writing journey that spans twenty plus years, Abbott has written novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays, graphic novels, and more—each of them unique, but containing that...

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Recent Interviews

Heather Levy – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Headed into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, let's squeeze in one more Composite Sketch in this 10th anniversary celebration of BOLO Books. I knew as soon as I heard the early descriptions of Heather Levy's Walking Through Needles that it would be a book I had to...

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Marco Carocari – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

The Composite Sketch feature returns and the followers of BOLO Books couldn't be more excited. Today, we have a sketch from a newer member of our community. Marco Carocari is the author of Blackout, which I highly recommend for those looking to expand the diversity...

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Tracy Clark – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

To help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of BOLO Books, I decided to re-launch the extremely popular Composite Sketch feature. As you may remember, these are short interviews containing five very incisive questions that are posed to members of our community -...

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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal – Sanctuary Motel

From the Booking Desk: Alan Orloff graciously agreed to be one of my first guest on WE ARE WHAT WE READ, so when he asked me if I would be interested in hosting the cover reveal for his new novel (coming in October from Level Best Books), I quickly said yes....

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We Are What We Read Episode 1 Available

If you follow me on social media, you have no doubt heard about my new initiative, We Are What We Read, so I am excited to tell you that the inaugural episode is available now. Over the next 12 months, 8 members of our crime fiction family (new folks each month) will...

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Cover Reveal – Because the Night

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to host the cover reveal for the new Henry Malone novel from James D. F. Hannah. James and I have been friends for a number of years and invariably make sure to meet up when we are attending the same convention. As always, I am...

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Welcome to BOLO Books. The blog name comes from the common police acronym meaning “be on the look out.” (or “be on the lookout” – depending on your source). This is especially appropriate in this case, as this blog will focus on books in the mystery and thriller genre. Crime fiction is my passion and I want to share that with you.

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