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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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Blue Heaven (Blue Lake #1)

3.42 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Lily White in Detroit

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Luke's #1 Rule (Blue Lake #2)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Your Words, Your Story

4.38 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Blue Lake Christmas Mystery...

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The Paris Notebook

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Jane in St. Pete (A Jane in...

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Gypsy

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Sister Issues

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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I’m giving away five copies of my first mystery “Blue Lake Christmas Mystery” during December 2022. On December 23 I will choose five random names from the comments section, contact you for your address, let you know you’ve won and mail a book to you anywhere in USA. I can send Kindle copies to UK, where I know so many of you from blogging, reviewing and Twitter. I have not had time to tweet, but

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Making Connections: 1117. SISTER ISSUES by Cynthia Harrison 4 59 Oct 05, 2013 02:30PM  
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“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
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