Recent Reviews

The House Guest – The BOLO Books Review

With The House Guest, Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her string of excellent cat-and-mouse stand-alone thrillers, keeping readers wrong-footed throughout as they struggle to determine who is telling the truth and whose every word is a lie. The House Guest begins as...

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A Killing of Innocents – The BOLO Books Review

Keeping a long running series fresh for almost two dozen books is a challenge for any author, but works like A Killing of Innocents—the nineteenth Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery—by Deborah Crombie make it look easy. The release of this new entry in this beloved...

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Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun – The BOLO Books Review

From the moment Finlay Donovan sat down at that Panera Bread table in Finlay Donovan is Killing It, crime fiction fans knew she was a character who would be having many more on-page adventures. After the madcap escapades of Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘em Dead, Finlay and...

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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

Holly West – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Holly West and I have been friends since we first encountered each other at a mystery convention years ago. I love sitting down with her to have an extended conversation, because you just never know where that rabbit trail will lead. But you can count on it being both...

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Deborah Well – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Deb Well can often be found at crime fiction conventions by the side of her "partner in crime" Gabriel Valjan, but make no mistake about it, she is also a huge fan of the entire genre. Always approachable, gregarious, and full of interesting information, you would do...

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Wanda M. Morris – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Having seen Wanda M. Morris' performance on one of those lying panels, where authors try to trick the audience into believing a story that is completely false, I would say always be cautious around this one--She's got game! That said, the honesty and humanity that...

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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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