Recent Reviews

The Adventure of the Castle Thief – The BOLO Books Review

Art Taylor has just released his second short story collection—The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions. Unlike with his previous collection, The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74, this gathering of stories includes both new and...

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The Cliff’s Edge – The BOLO Books Review

The mother and son team writing as Charles Todd debuted to immediate critical acclaim with A Test of Wills in 1996. They would go on to write more than two dozen (and counting) books in that series featuring Ian Rutledge. However, in 2009, they were not content with...

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The House Guest – The BOLO Books Review

With The House Guest, Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her string of excellent cat-and-mouse stand-alone thrillers, keeping readers wrong-footed throughout as they struggle to determine who is telling the truth and whose every word is a lie. The House Guest begins as...

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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

James L’Etoile – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

From the Booking Desk: James is one of those guys I always look forward to running into at the various crime fiction conventions. I was able to have a lunch with him during Left Coast Crime Albuquerque and the conversation was fascinating. James knows a lot! And in...

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Holly West – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Holly West and I have been friends since we first encountered each other at a mystery convention years ago. I love sitting down with her to have an extended conversation, because you just never know where that rabbit trail will lead. But you can count on it being both...

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Deborah Well – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Deb Well can often be found at crime fiction conventions by the side of her "partner in crime" Gabriel Valjan, but make no mistake about it, she is also a huge fan of the entire genre. Always approachable, gregarious, and full of interesting information, you would do...

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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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