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Cristyn West

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in San Francisco, CA, The United States


Tolkien, Patterson, Rollins

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About this author

I find catching serial killers (on paper of course), well... fun.

Do you really need to know anything more about me?

Ok, fine, I am also a veterinarian (for real, not just in my own head like the serial killer thing) and I find the thought of having a romance with a homo chiroptera pretty hot.

See? I told you, you didn't want to know anything else!

For the holidays I am giving away my Patterson-style thriller "Plain Jane" for FREE the only catch? You simply have to promise to give it away to 5 mystery-loving friends! And of course give an honest review here and on Smashwords:

So head on over and grab your free copy... or 5 (I am even cool with you lying to co-workers and saying you bought it for them! #howcoolisthat!)


I know, I know. I should write more commercial. More accessible, but...

I like to challenge myself. More over I like to surprise my reader.

Now sometimes that tips over to shock, horror, or even revulsion, but hey, it surprised them! LOL :-)

To accomplish this by picking unusual heroes. Or at least make you think they are an unusual hero.

Many times my hero has to be so eccentric or I have such a... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.55 · 1,250 ratings · 256 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Plain Jane: Brunettes Bewar...
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Plain Jane by Cristyn West
" GREAT read. Grabs hold of you from page one and doesn't let go. The characters are all well-drawn; the plot well laid out; and the suspense was killing me! West's quick pacing & insights into the mind of a serial killer (and profiler) will kee... " Read more of this review »
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message 10: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Cristyn - Thank you for the friendshiP!

message 9: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins Cristyn, thank you for adding me to your awesome cache friends. I hope that you have the opportunity to read my novel, Pious, a critically acclaimed tale about an esteemed man who is confronted with all that he has tried to hide of his past when an ex-wife tries to extort money from him and a registered sex-offender moves into his neighborhood.

Available on Kindle and nook for as little as $1.99 and/or

Also available in paperback.

message 8: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Cristyn. You seem like an interesting person, and accomplished author as well, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Penelope Marzec Nice to meet you. Thanks for the friendship.

Pamela Hey Cristyn...Thanks for accepting my friendship, and thanks for the free download of your book on Smashwords.

message 5: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Too cool meeting you, Cristyn! Merry Christmas!

message 4: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Many thanks for including me among your friends, Cristyn. jesse

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Cristyn,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!

message 1: by Maria

Maria Hi Cristyn, welcome to Goodreads! Thanks for the friend request :)

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