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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Don’t know why I still read the New York Times Book Review every Sunday. I rarely am interested enough in a reviewed book to buy it. I get upset because they don’t review near as many books by women as they do men. And yet, there I was yesterday, reading NYTBR again. And being happily surprised.





One thing I like is that they recently added a monthly romance review column. They’ve h

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