Recent Reviews

A Killing of Innocents – The BOLO Books Review

Keeping a long running series fresh for almost two dozen books is a challenge for any author, but works like A Killing of Innocents—the nineteenth Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery—by Deborah Crombie make it look easy. The release of this new entry in this beloved...

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Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun – The BOLO Books Review

From the moment Finlay Donovan sat down at that Panera Bread table in Finlay Donovan is Killing It, crime fiction fans knew she was a character who would be having many more on-page adventures. After the madcap escapades of Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘em Dead, Finlay and...

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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

Wanda M. Morris – A BOLO Books Composite Sketch

Having seen Wanda M. Morris' performance on one of those lying panels, where authors try to trick the audience into believing a story that is completely false, I would say always be cautious around this one--She's got game! That said, the honesty and humanity that...

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Catriona McPherson on #MeToo – A BOLO Books Guest Post

From the Booking Desk: It's become a tradition for Catriona McPherson to stop by BOLO Books with each of her book releases. Over the years, she has talked to us about topics from the most absurd to the most profound. Today she's here talking about a serious topic, but...

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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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