Recent Reviews

The Missing Hours – The BOLO Books Review

The Missing Hours is Julia Dahl’s first stand-alone crime novel and with it she proves herself an astute chronicler of human nature – especially when in the midst of stress-fueled incidents and trauma recovery. Dahl wastes no time before throwing readers into a...

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Rock Paper Scissors – The BOLO Books Review

With Rock Paper Scissors, Alice Feeney and her readers take a deep dive into a trouble marriage and the lasting impact of deception. As she has done with all her previous novels, Feeney takes readers on an unexpected journey before pulling the rug out from under them...

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The Madness of Crowds – The BOLO Books Review

Last year, Louise Penny took her legion of fans off to Paris with Armand Gamache and his family in the well-received All the Devils Are Here. As refreshing as it was to see these familiar characters in a new setting, loyal fans will be thrilled to know that Penny’s...

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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

Cover Reveal – Sinkhole

From the Booking Desk: Occasionally my day job intersects with this blogging passion. Davida Breier and I both work at the same organization, so when she told me years ago that she loved crime fiction and was working on a book of her own, I told her to definitely keep...

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Cover Reveal – Life Without Parole

From the Booking Desk: I am a huge fan of Elaine Viets and her many books. I have had the distinct pleasure of moderator an event for which she was a panelist - she certainly kept me on my toes and laughing throughout. So, when Elaine asked if I would host the cover...

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Cover Reveal – Pandora’s Orphans

From the Booking Desk: It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Dana Cameron's Fangborn universe. From the first short story through the novels, I have followed this unique take on supernatural storytelling with glee and wonder. When I heard that Dana was going to be...

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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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