Recent Reviews

Walking Through Needles – The BOLO Books Review

One of the joys of being a voracious reader is that it allows one to explore new writers on the scene, without ignoring our tried-and-true favorites. After all, a new writer today could very well be a legend of tomorrow. There is often a freedom in debuts, a sense...

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A Gingerbread House – The BOLO Books Review

Disclaimer: Catriona McPherson’s A Gingerbread House is dedicated to me, Kristopher Zgorski, so some readers may justifiably feel that I would be biased in my opinions of the novel. However, I am confident that the following review retains the high level of honesty...

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The Stranger Behind You – The BOLO Books Review

It would be difficult to conjure up a more consistent writer than Carol Goodman. While each of her books is different in tone and style, there are unifying elements that mean readers who enjoy one of her novels will most likely find enjoyment in each of the others....

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Recent Interviews

Patti Abbott – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Patricia Abbott here to BOLO Books today to discuss her new short story collection: I Bring Sorrow and Other Stories of Transgression. The book is available now and you all are going to want to experience these stories...

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Alafair Burke – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Hopefully, at this point you have already pre-ordered Alafair Burke's new book, The Wife. Critical praise of this novel has been very strong and I even called it "an instant classic," so it should be no surprise that I invited Alafair here to...

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Kristopher Zgorski – Behind the Blogger

From the Booking Desk: Depending on what device you are viewing BOLO Books on, you may notice over the next few weeks that we are changing up the look of the blog.  I am working with someone who knows much more about these things than I do - more on that later - but...

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Recent Articles

Library Event TODAY

From The Booking Desk: There is still time to sign up for the virtual library event being held today at 12pm (Eastern). I'll be talking about recent crime fiction - my favorites of the year and things to look forward to this summer. Just follow the link below to sign...

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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...

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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 Ridge...

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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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