Deity – The BOLO Books Review

There is a ton of social commentary to unpack in Deity, the fifth standalone in Matt Wesolowski’s “Six Stories” series. This may sound like an oxymoron, but Wesolowski has crafted a fascinating way to tell individual stories within the context of an on-going series –...

Blackout – The BOLO Books Review

In his debut novel, Blackout, Marco Carocari takes a number of familiar crime fiction tropes and skews them ever so slightly, thereby breathing new life into each of these familiar constructs, and ultimately leading readers to a fresh and unique conclusion. The...

Who Is Maud Dixon? – The BOLO Books Review

Alexandra Andrews’ debut novel, Who is Maud Dixon?, is one of those novels that is almost impossible to discuss without spoilers, as readers will discover if/as they read other reviews. This review will attempt to give you a flavor of this book without spoiling it....

The Postscript Murders – The BOLO Books Review

No one is going to accuse of Elly Griffiths of taking too long between books. In addition to two very successful series – the thirteen novels featuring Ruth Galloway and five Brighton mysteries – she decided to write a children’s series and a collection of linked...

Cover Reveal – The Mother Next Door

From the Booking Desk: It is no secret that I was a huge fan of Tara Laskowski’s debut novel, One Night Gone. It was a true joy to watch readers embrace that novel along with the critical acclaim and awards attention that followed. When Tara reached out to ask...

Murder My Past – The BOLO Books Review

You may not have heard of The Ross Agency Mystery novels by Delia C. Pitts, but that is certainly not because they are unworthy of attention. In fact, in many ways that is a symptom of the type of divide the books themselves address. Delia C. Pitts has a knack for...

The Project – The BOLO Books Review

When Courtney Summers won the Edgar Award in the Young Adult category for her 2018 novel Sadie, long-time fans such as myself nearly stood in ovation. Here was a book that took serious chances and really said something to readers – both young and old. Since then, we...

Finlay Donovan is Killing It – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction readers who occasionally stray into the Young Adult category will likely already know the name Elle Cosimano. After all, her 2015 release, Nearly Gone, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now Cosimano is turning her attention to more mainstream crime...

The Survivors – The BOLO Books Review

In a relatively short time, Jane Harper has established herself as a must-read author within the crime fiction community. With stories that feature complex characters and compelling plots, fans know they can count on her fiction to sweep them away from the world for...

Cover Reveal – The Great Filling Station Holdup

Over the last few years, the crime fiction community has seen a trend of short story anthologies inspired by the works of various musicians. The collections allow for a cross-pollination of fans that help to keep the genre vibrant and timely. What makes these...