Recent Reviews

The Resort – The BOLO Books Review

Readers would be forgiven for having burn-out from the proliferation of destination mysteries. There have certainly been more than a few of them in the past few years, often without much variation. The trouble with this type of fatigue is that sometimes there really...

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Deal with the Devil – The BOLO Books Review

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven’t heard, Crippen & Landru are celebrating their 30th anniversary this week. To celebrate the milestone, they are offering 30% off until tomorrow (February 15th). I decided to mark the occasion with a review of Elaine Viets’...

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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

I am an Agatha Award Nominee!

From the Booking Desk: For those that did not hear, yesterday the board of Malice Domestic announced the nominations for this year's Agatha Awards. It is a stellar list all around, but I am thrilled to say that "Ticket to Ride" the short story I wrote in collaboration...

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We Are What We Read – Episode Nine available

Episode Nine of my new YouTube vlog WE ARE WHAT WE READ is now available for you to enjoy. In this special episode, the focus is on short stories, with some very talented practitioners of the form who also happen to know a lot about the history of the short story. On...

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2023 – The Year in Statistics

From the Booking Desk: It has been an interesting year in so many ways. My wish for each of you is that no matter what you accomplished (or didn't) this year, I hope you took a moment to celebrate yourself and know that your family and friends love you. The world is a...

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About

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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