Recent Reviews

Anywhere You Run – The BOLO Books Review

When Wanda M. Morris released her debut novel–a contemporary thriller set in and around a Georgia law office called All Her Little Secrets—she quickly became a critical darling, a fan favorite, and a multi-award-nominated and multi-award-winning juggernaut....

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The Last King of California – The BOLO Books Review

Readers who inhaled Jordan Harper’s 2017 debut novel, She Rides Shotgun (aka A Lesson in Violence in the UK) can no doubt recall the emotional catharsis wrought as eleven-year-old Polly McClusky and her teddy bear fought for their lives against some of society’s...

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The Quarry Girls – The BOLO Books Review

After writing a fun and successful cozy mystery series of twelve novels (each tied to one of the months), Jess Lourey shifted gears to write a collection of poignant crime fiction standalones inspired by true crimes that took place in and around her native Minnesota....

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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

Cover Reveal – Paranoia Blues

From the Booking Desk: Josh Pachter has edited a string of short story anthologies that are inspired by the works of different artists - from Joni Mitchell to Jimmy Buffett. Now he has once again assembled a diverse collection of authors to tackle the discography of a...

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Cover Reveal – The Adventures of the Puzzle Club

From the Booking Desk: Today is the first of two cover reveals this week from the always prolific Josh Pachter. Josh has long had a love of crime fiction's past, and today's reveal with connections to the legendary Ellery Queen is very exciting. Crippen & Landru,...

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Cover Reveal – Exit Interview

From the Booking Desk: I have been a fan of Dana Cameron for a long time. Whether she is writing about a mystery-solving archaeologist or a supernatural race of beings known as the Fangborn (and anything in between), she always delivers. Dana also excels in the story...

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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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