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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Book Review! The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia Kuhn

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The Art of Vanishing
by Cynthia Kuhn

Cynthia didn’t disappoint with this fabulous second book…her books are smooth like a really good cup of tea, not bitter, not sweet, just right.
~Bibliophile Reviews
I was on the edge of my seat in this fast-paced read. The author keeps you captivated until the last page.
~Shelley’s Book Case
The author has a talent for creating a story that is serious yet have an undertone of light and fun to allow the reader to enjoy the story.
~Rainy Day Reviews
The Art of Vanishing (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery)
Publisher: Henery Press (February 28, 2017)
Paperback: 262 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111699
Kindle – ASIN: B01NBHR7Y6


When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University’s upcoming Arts Week.
The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale’s guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon’s ex, rushes onto campus and into harm’s way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything—or anyone—else vanishes.



Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean academic mystery series. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD and other publications. She teaches English at Metropolitan State University of Denver and serves as president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado. Visit her at or @cynthiakuhn.
Author Links
Twitter: @cynthiakuhn

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This was the first book that I had read by this author. It is the second in the series. I was able to fully understand what was going on. The characters are well written. One of the things that I loved was that I had to think about the different clues and how things fit together. I love how books make me think. Lila's character is interesting. There was some small hints of romance - but I liked this book a lot. 
I was provided an advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. 
4 stars. 


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  1. This book sounds so interesting. I want to see how the people vanish and what happens to them.

  2. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!