From the Booking Desk:

Loyal followers of BOLO Books have likely noticed that I have done several cover reveals for Josh Pachter’s short story anthologies–in fact there’s another very special one of those coming next Tuesday. But today, I am happy to share with you the cover of Josh’s first novel. Available this November, let’s take a look at this new cover.


All work and no play might make Jack a dull boy. But when one of his professors offers to send American grad student Jack Farmer to Europe to do historical research in Amsterdam’s Begijnhof—a peaceful closed community in the heart of the bustling Dutch capital—Jack looks forward to a summer of mostly play and not much work. Then he meets Jet Schilders, an attractive young nurse who takes care of Ans Moen, the elderly woman next door, and realizes that his summer in The Netherlands might just turn out to be even more fun than he’d hoped.

When Mrs. Moen is brutally murdered, though, and her nurse turns out to be the prime suspect, Jack and Jet join forces in an attempt to find the real killer and clear her name. But their investigation puts them in Dutch with the local police, and a second murder raises the stakes…and paints a target on both of their backs.

Advance Blurbs:

“In this wonderful debut novel by an accomplished master of the mystery short story, Josh Pachter delivers a rollicking classic-style whodunit with wit and charm.”

                              -Steve Steinbock, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Dutch Threat has wit, charm, and lovely crisp prose—everything that’s great about Josh Pachter’s short fiction. His debut novel was a long time coming, but it’s well worth the wait!”

                              -Tom Mead, author of Death and the Conjuror and The Murder Wheel

Available for pre-order here, Dutch Threat will release on November 1, 2023