Recent Reviews

State of Terror – The BOLO Books Review

     “A metaphor walks into a bookstore…” “State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny is like a traditional Robert Ludlum political thriller crossed with a John le Carré character study only with women at the center of the...

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Last Girl Ghosted – The BOLO Books Review

When it comes to dependable writers, Lisa Unger is very near the top of the list. While it is impossible to predict what she will write next, readers can always count on it being a gripping narrative with complex characters and plenty of unexpected developments. Her...

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Death at Greenway – The BOLO Books Review

Writers take risks every time they put pen to paper – or well, fingers to keyboard. Balancing reader expectations with the desire to grow as an artist can be tricky. Lori Rader-Day has never been an author who was content with the status quo – each of her books is...

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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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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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