Recent Reviews

You Know What You Did – The BOLO Books Review

The fusion when the correct author finds the perfect subject matter is much like an alchemical reaction—a bond that is immediately felt and virtually undeniable. If it happens with a debut novel, it’s almost like magic. Case in point, You Know What You Did by K. T....

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One of Us Knows – The BOLO Books Review

There is some truth to the old adage that there is nothing new under the sun, however, this simplistic view tends to discount innovations that can serve to make something familiar feel fresh in execution. Take for example, the second thriller soon to be released by...

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The General’s Gold – The BOLO Books Review

Writing in collaboration can be a challenging endeavor, but when done successfully, it can add a new level of excitement to the resulting work. There is power in two minds navigating the tangle of paths, working towards the common goal of satisfying the reader. With...

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Recent Interviews

Honored to be an Advocate – Kristopher Zgorski

From the Booking Desk: In case you haven't been following along, the wonderful publishing blog - The Thrill Begins - has recently launched a series of posts highlighting some folks the regular bloggers there consider to be important advocates within our crime writing...

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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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Recent Articles

We Are What We Read – Episode Eleven

Episode Eleven of my new YouTube vlog WE ARE WHAT WE READ is now available for you to enjoy. On this episode, my co-host Shawn Reilly Simmons and I are joined by guests Donna Andrews, Glen Erik Hamilton, Leslie Karst, Kim Powers, Grace Topping, and Sandra SG Wong. The...

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Cover Reveal – Three Strikes–You’re Dead

From The Booking Desk: Prolific anthology editors Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley are at it again. I am very pleased to host the cover reveal for Three Strikes—You're Dead! which will be available on Tuesday, April 23 and which is being published by...

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Read “Ticket to Ride” for Free

From the Booking Desk: By now you have probably heard that the short short I wrote in collaboration with Dru Ann Love has been nominated for a Agatha Award for Best Short Story of the Year. Those winners will be announced at this year's Malice Domestic convention. I...

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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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