Recent Reviews

The Corpse with the Granite Heart – The BOLO Books Review

Fans of Cathy Ace’s Cait Morgan Mystery Series will be delighted that for the eleventh book in this series, the author has provided readers with a holiday outing called The Corpse with the Granite Heart. That is, as long as one do not mind their festive mood tempered...

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Reykjavik Nights – The BOLO Books Review

After writing nine novels featuring Inspector Erlendur, Arnaldur Indriðason took an unexpected detour with Reykjavik Nights and gave readers a glimpse back at the origins of his now iconic lead character. As Reykjavik Nights opens, it is the late sixties or early...

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Cold As Hell – The BOLO Books Review

Everyone knows that Iceland is a nation that has a very low crime rate and homicides are the rarest of all, but as readers have seen through their excellent crime fiction output, that does not mean that there are not mysteries to be solved. One of the true dangers of...

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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 – 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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