Recent Reviews

Viper’s Dream – The BOLO Books Review

When a highly respected blogger raves about a novel, readers (and other reviewers) take notice. Such is the case with Ayo Onatade when it comes to Jake Lamar’s Viper’s Dream. Viper’s Dream was released earlier this year in the United Kingdom, where Onatade resides....

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The Taken Ones – The BOLO Books Review

Over her varied career, Jess Lourey has amassed a loyal fanbase who not only devour her books the moment they appear, but who will also tell everyone they know to read her work. After a stellar run of standalones in which her profile in the crime fiction community...

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A Collection of Reviews 2023

Murder at the Residence by Stella Blómkvist The mystery behind this series is just as intriguing as the books themselves. Stella Blomkvist is not just the character in the novels but is also the nom-de-plume used by the mysterious author no one has been able to...

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Recent Interviews

Sisters in Crime Podcast Interview with Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: A few weeks back, I was invited by Julie Hennrikus to be a guest on the SinC Writers' Podcast. We had a lovely conversation about my reviewing journey, my philosophies about criticism, useful tips about the unique relationship between authors...

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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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Recent Articles

Cover Reveal – Happiness is a Warm Gun

From the Booking Desk: Today is a very special cover reveal for the Josh Pachter-edited anthology, Happiness is a Warm Gun: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of The Beatles. What makes it so special? I can hardly believe I am typing this, but this collection will...

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Cover Reveal – Dutch Threat

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...

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We Are What We Read – Episode 4 available

Episode Four 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 Bruce Robert Coffin, Tracy Clark, Joseph Goodrich, Curtis Ippolito, Erin LaBonte-McKay, Joni...

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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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