Recent Reviews

Girls Who Lie – The BOLO Books Review

Iceland continues to assert itself as the source of some of the strongest crime fiction being written today. Last year, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir released her award-winning debut novel, The Creak on the Stairs, during a worldwide pandemic and yet readers still discovered...

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Writing in Ice – The BOLO Books Review

With such diverse examples such as Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, On Writing by Stephen King and Walter Mosley’s Elements of Fiction, it’s clear that novelists sometimes enjoy experimenting when it comes to releasing a craft book. The act of writing is so personal that...

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Walking Through Needles – The BOLO Books Review

One of the joys of being a voracious reader is that it allows one to explore new writers on the scene, without ignoring our tried-and-true favorites. After all, a new writer today could very well be a legend of tomorrow. There is often a freedom in debuts, a sense...

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Recent Interviews

Remote, Me – Kristopher’s Virtual Events

From the Booking Desk: I hope that this posting finds you and yours healthy and happy during this most stressful time in American history. Before I say anything else, please remember to VOTE; we need every voice to be heard during this unprecedented election.No doubt...

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A Chat with Me – Kristopher Zgorski and John Valeri

From the Booking Desk: I was honored to be invited as a guest on John B. Valeri's YouTube show, Central Booking. If you have ever wanted to know more about the book blogging experience, this is the chat for you. We cover everything from the origins of the blog, the...

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Honored to be an Advocate – Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven't been following along, the wonderful publishing blog - The Thrill Begins - has recently launched a series of posts highlighting some folks the regular bloggers there consider to be important advocates within our crime writing...

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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal – Sinkhole

From the Booking Desk: Occasionally my day job intersects with this blogging passion. Davida Breier and I both work at the same organization, so when she told me years ago that she loved crime fiction and was working on a book of her own, I told her to definitely keep...

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Cover Reveal – Life Without Parole

From the Booking Desk: I am a huge fan of Elaine Viets and her many books. I have had the distinct pleasure of moderator an event for which she was a panelist - she certainly kept me on my toes and laughing throughout. So, when Elaine asked if I would host the cover...

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Cover Reveal – Pandora’s Orphans

From the Booking Desk: It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Dana Cameron's Fangborn universe. From the first short story through the novels, I have followed this unique take on supernatural storytelling with glee and wonder. When I heard that Dana was going to be...

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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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