Meet Cynthia

ck2x3Cynthia Kuhn grew up reading Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Agatha Christie, and any other mysteries with female detectives that she could find.

Nowadays, she writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Series, featuring a professor-turned-amateur-sleuth who discovers that a little learning can indeed be a dangerous thing. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD, and other publications.

She teaches literature, writing, and film at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition, she is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. For more information, please visit