Cynthia Harrison

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Reader, writer, and former professional book critic for RT Book Reviews and Publishers Weekly. This is why I only give 3, 4 or 5 star reviews. I do not finish reading books that fall below that level. Life is too short to read bad books!

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Cynthia Harrison I'm working on a crime novel set in Detroit. It's a completely different kind of book for me to write, although I've been reading mysteries since Nanc…moreI'm working on a crime novel set in Detroit. It's a completely different kind of book for me to write, although I've been reading mysteries since Nancy Drew and I'm getting worried that Sue Grafton is getting to the end of the alphabet.(less)
Cynthia Harrison What inspired the crime novel was a couple of things. First Elmore Leonard died. He wrote great Detroit crime novels. I'm from Detroit. I thought "I s…moreWhat inspired the crime novel was a couple of things. First Elmore Leonard died. He wrote great Detroit crime novels. I'm from Detroit. I thought "I should write a crime novel as a homage to EL." Also, I love reading crime novels and wondered if I could write one. (less)
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Doing it Different

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Al just got back from a long weekend of golf up north, a yearly trip he takes with some of his friends. I used to dread these weekends, because Al worked so much and didn’t often take a whole weekend off. I worry about him like a Mother Hen when he’s gone. This year was different, because he’s retired. He’s here every day. I can spare him the odd weekend with the guys. I still miss hi

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