Recent Reviews

The Savage Kind – The BOLO Books Review

John Copenhaver follows up the critically-acclaimed Dodging and Burning with another inimitable historical crime novel in what is becoming his signature style. For years now, noir crime fiction through the eyes of adolescent girls has been the domain of the legendary...

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The Last House on Needless Street – The BOLO Books Review

Every so often a book comes along that is problematic to classify, difficult to summarize, and impossible to forget. The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward is just such a novel. It has been called a thriller, horror, psychological suspense, crime fiction,...

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1979 – The BOLO Books Review

Val McDermid is a legend in the crime fiction world. She has written ground-breaking books, such as the Lindsay Gordon series featuring a lesbian lead character; the Wire in the Blood novels (her criminal profiler series that is often imitated but never duplicated);...

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Recent Interviews

Becky Masterman – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: I am thrilled to welcome Becky Masterman to the blog today. She is the author of the Brigid Quinn series and if you haven't yet met Brigid, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of these books. The BOLO Books reviews of Rage Against the...

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk: Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the...

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Cynthia Kuhn – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: I have long been a fan of the academic mystery, so when Cynthia Kuhn's Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series was announced, I knew that it was going on my To-Be-Read pile. (And since then, of course, BOLO Books has posted reviews of both The...

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Recent Articles

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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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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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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