Meet Cynthia


Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD, and other publications.

She is professor of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches literature, writing, and film. In addition, she serves as president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

The Semester of Our Discontent was recipient of a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic grant and an Agatha Award for Best First Novel; The Art of Vanishing was a Lefty Award nominee for Best Humorous Mystery.

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