The Spirit in Question Launch Party

The Spirit in Question (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #3) is now available wherever books are sold! And here’s your VIP invite to the Facebook launch party: Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 7 pm CDT. 

Visit the event page, click “going,” and invite your friends! The more, the merrier. Once the party begins, all you have to do is click on the discussions tab to participate.


About the book: 

English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage.

The show must go on—yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad. With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague…or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?

“Lila Maclean returns with theatrical hilarity and otherworldly suspense. A fabulous backstage whodunit.” — Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-nominated author of the Davis Way Crime Caper Series

“Delightful heroine Lila and her supporting cast conjure a fun show stopper in The Spirit in Question. Old scandals, new rivalries, a ghostly menace, and a determined killer will keep readers puzzling over whodunit until the final act.” — Vickie Fee, author of the Liv & Di in Dixie Mysteries

“Cynthia Kuhn has a keen ear for what makes the worlds of the academy and the theater such a rich vein of humor and such a great backdrop for a mystery.” — Roger Johns, award-winning author of the Wallace Hartman Mysteries

“Murder, protests and a haunted theater–Stonedale University English professor Lila Maclean deals with it all with wit and humor in The Spirit In Question, a must-read for cozy mystery fans.” — Sybil Johnson, author of the Aurora Anderson Mysteries

“An A+ academic mystery! This delightful cozy deserves extra credit for its clever protagonist, laugh-out-loud dramatics, and layers of mystery. Add in ghostly intrigue and a haunted opera house, and The Spirit in Question is the perfect Halloween read.” — Nora Page, author of the Bookmobile Mysteries

“With The Spirit in Question, Cynthia Kuhn graduates from an author to watch to one to add to your must-read list for a fun mystery set in academia.” — USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Gigi Pandian

Amazon: amzn.to/2unzWF9
Barnes and Noble: bit.ly/2NlGFXe
Indie Bound: bit.ly/2vH7ChC
Kobo: bit.ly/2NVbi71
Goodreads: bit.ly/2pwoYtY
Bookbub: bit.ly/2pAVlI2

Englewood Library Panel

Please join us…

Saturday August 18, 2018
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Anderson Room, Englewood Library
1000 Englewood Parkway
1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center
Englewood, CO 80110
303-762-2560

“The Write Crime” panel with Mary Birk, Peg Brantley, Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, Shawn McGuire, and Barbara Nickless

For over one hundred years, since the world was first introduced to Sherlock Holmes, both writers and readers alike have been fascinated by the mystery novel. Join six members of Sisters in Crime-Colorado as they present an author panel discussion on writing, research, publishing, self-publishing, and sneak previews of their latest works. Book sales and signing to follow. For adults & teens. No registration required.

Left Coast Crime

March 22-25, 2018

If you’re heading to Left Coast Crime this year, please say hello! I’ll be on the “Lefty Award Nominees: Best Humorous Mystery” panel with Donna Andrews, Ellen Byron, Marla Cooper, and Janet Rudolph on Friday (2:45 pm) and “The Door is Still Open: Academic & Bookstore Mysteries” panel with Bourne Morris, Vinnie Hansen, Maggie Topkis, and Randal Brandt on Sunday (9 am). Hope to see you in Reno!

Sisters in Crime-Colorado at ALA

February 9-12, 2018

Sisters in Crime-Colorado will be at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits.

Please visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall and say hello!

Shifts Authors
Friday 2/9 5:30-7 Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Peg Brantley
Saturday 2/10 9-11 Leeann Betts, Fleur Bradley
Saturday 2/10 11-1 Elizabeth Richards,  Theresa Crater
Saturday 2/10 1-3 Rhonda Blackhurst, Naomi Hirahara
Saturday 2/10 3-5 Karen (K.L.) Docter, Margaret Mizushima, Terrie Wolf
Sunday 2/11 9-11 Catherine Dilts, Sue Hinkin, Cordia Booth
Sunday 2/11 11-1 Jennifer Kincheloe, Nora Page
Sunday 2/11 1-3 Chris Goff,  Mary Birk
Sunday 2/11 3-5 Ann Dominguez, Shawn McGuire
Monday 2/12 9-11:30 Rosemary Berry,  Sandra Murphy
Monday 2/12 11:30-2 Karen Whalen,  Francelia Belton