Yes, Daddy – The BOLO Books Review

It appears we are in a renaissance period for crime fiction from LGBTQ+ perspectives. It is not that these stories never existed before, but now we are witnessing the end of the days when they were deemed “special interest” or hidden away in the farthest reaches of...

Cover Reveal – I Play One On TV

From the Booking Desk: Alan Orloff is the author of the ITW Award-Winning Pray for the Innocent, as well as I Know Where You Sleep, Running From the Past, and more. This July he will have a new novel, I Play One On TV. Alan asked if I would do the cover reveal for...

Greenwich Park – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

It is always astonishing that no matter how many domestic suspense novels are released, authors still find new ways into these twisted tales and inventive methods to fool the reader as to their eventual outcome. Katherine Faulkner does both – to stunning effect – in...

How to Write A Mystery – The BOLO Books Review

One of the buzziest anthologies of the year is How to Write a Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child with Laurie R. King. The cover calls this work a handbook and that is the perfect way to describe this now-invaluable resource. The book is...

The Anatomy of Desire – The BOLO Books Review

Experimental narratives have long been part of the literary tradition, which also means they have made their way into the crime fiction realm. Recent books like Janice Hallett’s The Appeal (told entirely via email communications) or modern classics like JJ Abram/Doug...

Cover Reveal – Mercy Creek

From the Booking Desk: I was a fan of Shadow Ridge, the first book in M. E. Browning’s Jo Wyatt mystery series, so when Micki asked me if I would be interested in hosting the cover reveal for the follow-up, you know I had to say yes. Just as with the Shadow...

The House Uptown – The BOLO Books Review

Melissa Ginsburg’s debut novel, Sunset City, was released in 2016 to great acclaim and amassed a cult following of fans who can still recall the joys of discovering a skilled wordsmith at the dawn of her crime writing career. It has been a hot minute, but 2021 has...

Arsenic and Adobo – The BOLO Books Review

While it is not the work for which she received the William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for unpublished writers, Mia P. Manansala’s Arsenic and Adobo feels so authentically from her soul, readers will recognize how this is the novel Manansala was destined...

The Appeal – The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Voracious readers know there are many excellent books released every year, but that finding something that has never been done before is rare. Janice Hallett’s The Appeal may fit that bill. Certainly we have seen epistolary novels and works that incorporate email...

The Last Thing to Burn – The BOLO Books Review

The Last Thing to Burn is not Will Dean’s first novel, but it is likely to be the book that breaks him out to a wider, worldwide audience. This is the type of book that shakes readers to the core and becomes a touchstone reference in the years that follow. Jane – not...