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…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…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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It was a fluke. The Detroit Red Wings were one game away from winning the first Stanley Cup since 1955, the year I was born. Al held season tickets and he was ready to sell them. He’d make A LOT of money. He said there was only a 50/50 chance the Wings would win yet again and so early in the playoffs. But I talked him into going. “You’ll be so mad at yourself if they win.” I even o...

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