Recent Reviews

One of Us Knows – The BOLO Books Review

There is some truth to the old adage that there is nothing new under the sun, however, this simplistic view tends to discount innovations that can serve to make something familiar feel fresh in execution. Take for example, the second thriller soon to be released by...

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The General’s Gold – The BOLO Books Review

Writing in collaboration can be a challenging endeavor, but when done successfully, it can add a new level of excitement to the resulting work. There is power in two minds navigating the tangle of paths, working towards the common goal of satisfying the reader. With...

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The Murder of Mr. Ma – The BOLO Books Review

SJ Rozan has never been the type of writer who turns away from a challenge. Along with her excellent Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mysteries and a plethora of short stories—both of which have won her countless awards, nominations, and accolades—Rozan has written non-fiction...

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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

We Are What We Read – Episode Eleven

Episode Eleven of my new YouTube vlog WE ARE WHAT WE READ is now available for you to enjoy. On this episode, my co-host Shawn Reilly Simmons and I are joined by guests Donna Andrews, Glen Erik Hamilton, Leslie Karst, Kim Powers, Grace Topping, and Sandra SG Wong. The...

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Cover Reveal – Three Strikes–You’re Dead

From The Booking Desk: Prolific anthology editors Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley are at it again. I am very pleased to host the cover reveal for Three Strikes—You're Dead! which will be available on Tuesday, April 23 and which is being published by...

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Read “Ticket to Ride” for Free

From the Booking Desk: By now you have probably heard that the short short I wrote in collaboration with Dru Ann Love has been nominated for a Agatha Award for Best Short Story of the Year. Those winners will be announced at this year's Malice Domestic convention. I...

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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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