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D.E. (Dan) Johnson is the author of the Detroit-based Will Anderson historical mystery series, which includes The Detroit Electric Scheme (2010), Motor City Shakedown (2011), Detroit Breakdown (2012), and Detroit Shuffle (2013).

Dan is a history buff who has been writing fiction since childhood, but had to hit his midlife crisis to realize he should get serious about it. He and his wife, Shelly, have always encouraged their children to make their dreams a reality - and it finally occurred to him to do the same. After taking classes, reading everything about writing he could find, and writing for hours every day, he hit on the right subject and genre, and wrote The Detroit Electric Scheme, a book that Loren Estleman called "A LES MISERABLES f
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D.E. Johnson I'm working on a new series set in Chicago in 1874. After four books in four years with (mostly) the same characters, I needed to clear my mind of…moreI'm working on a new series set in Chicago in 1874. After four books in four years with (mostly) the same characters, I needed to clear my mind of them. The new series has two protagonists: a fifteen-year-old newly-orphaned girl, and her newfound uncle, who just happens to be a resurrectionist (one of those guys who dug up bodies and sold them to medical schools). It's got a much more gothic feel than my previous books and has been a lot of fun to work on.

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Average rating: 3.74 · 706 ratings · 188 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Detroit Electric Scheme

3.59 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Motor City Shakedown

3.78 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Detroit Breakdown

3.95 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Detroit Shuffle

3.90 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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