Recent Reviews

Just Another Missing Person – The BOLO Books Review

Gillian McAllister has been writing quite successful suspense novels for years now, but last year’s Wrong Place, Wrong Time appears to have elevated her to another level. She is now following that bestseller with Just Another Missing Person—a more traditional domestic...

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Happiness Falls – The BOLO Books Review

With the enigmatic sentence “We didn’t call the police right away,” Angie Kim’s Happiness Falls is off and running—luring the reader into an unforgettable journey through this epic new novel that is quite unlike anything else on the market. Happiness Falls is a...

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Sun Damage – The BOLO Books Review

For many US readers, the name Sabine Durrant is likely an unfamiliar one. It is a real shame as she has been writing some of the strongest psychological suspense novels for years now. This reviewer is partial to Lie With Me, but fans of the subgenre will be more than...

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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 3 available

Episode Three 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 John Copenhaver, Robyn Gigl, Sherry Harris, Grace Koshida, James L'Etoile, Delia Pitts, Jay Roberts,...

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Cover Reveal – Transitory

From the Booking Desk: J. M. Redmann's mystery series featuring Micky Knight is much-beloved because of her ability to craft characters with depth, her complex plots that unspool naturally, and her skill at transporting readers with authentically depicted settings. I...

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Cover Reveal – The General’s Gold

From the Booking Desk: I have been a fan of both LynDee Walker and Bruce Robert Coffin for a very long time--both as authors and as people. It would be a struggle to find two nicer individuals, completely free of drama, within our crime fiction community. They have...

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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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