C. C. Harrison

Mystery author C. C. Harrison knew she was going to be a writer when her mother took her to the library for the first time as a child. After that, libraries and bookstores were her favorite places to hang out.

Since then, she's won national recognition for her suspense novels. Her fifth book, Death by G-String, a ukulele-themed mystery, won the 2019 Colorado Humanities Book Award. The story introduces the Coyote Canyon Ladies Ukulele Club whose first place win in a folk music competition is jeopardized when their star player is strangled to death with a ukulele G-string.

"I like writing books set in small towns," says Ms. Harrison, "the kind of small towns people run away to or hide out in. The secrets and the misbehavior there are so much more interesting. I know. I've lived in them."

Ms. Harrison came to the ukulele late in life and fell in love with it instantly. She now owns five ukuleles, two guitars, and two dulcimers. She's made her coffee house debut, and plays at all her book signings. So now she can honestly say she was BORN TO BE A ROCK STAR, BUT SHE WRITES BOOKS INSTEAD.

Ms. Harrison can be found in the desert, the mountains, or some far flung corner of the Southwest.

Book Reviews by C. C. Harrison

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“a disappointing, slow-moving, uncomfortable read.”

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“Off the Grid is flush with action and vivid descriptions.”

This book, set on the Big Island of Hawai'i, starts off with a bang. Literally!

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“A must-read book filled with action packed shenanigans, and a keeper for gearheads.”

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“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”

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“For gritty realism and punchy narrative, nobody beats Joe Clifford.”

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"Cancel your early morning plans. It's another page turning winner from C. J. Box."

Oh, boy! Another C. J. Box book, and it's the best one yet!

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“Jeffrey Deaver has come up with another sharp, smart story with intelligent, emotionally mature characters.”

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“This book is a delight to read and a keeper for your research shelf.”

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". . . an engrossing, mind boggling mystery."

This book is a mystery reader favorite—a puzzle. There's a murder, a murder list and, eventually, numerous suspects.

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"Overall, Knott's worthy attempt fails in style and form."

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“Melanie Golding has written a scary, creepy, disturbing book you will thoroughly enjoy.” 

Imagine this, dear reader.

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“Forstchen's fully developed characters face mind bending moral questions that readers will be forced to ask themselves on the way to the nightmare inducing ending.”

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“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”

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"This amazing, thoroughly researched historical novel by debut author Jess Montgomery shows how love, determination, and courage can overcome bitterness, deceit, and violence.

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“a compulsively readable psychological thriller with so many twists and turns you'll need a roadmap to keep track of where you are.”

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“Tim Johnston has given us the gold standard of lush narrative description—captivating, mesmerizing, stunning.”

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“Taylor Adams brings left field surprises one after the other at a speed that will force you to stop reading every once in a while so you can catch the breath you're holding and remind your

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Half of What You Hear is a character driven, dishy, gossipy, fun read . . .”

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“Nobody does it better than McDermid.”

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“the Breaking Bad of the book world.”

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“Moving On goes on and on, but you'll keep reading just the same.”

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“Do No Harm’s biggest strength is the way Dr. Katie LeClair fully engages in realistic dialogue and delightful interaction with those closest to her . .

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“A thoroughly enjoyable book with an easy going, easy to follow plot, and characters who feel like dear friends . . .”

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“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”

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Mary Higgins Clark readers know exactly what they are going to get.

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"Hallinan is easily one of the most entertaining crime writers in the business today."

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"several delicious Lifetime movies rolled into one . . . The finished product is superbly satisfying."

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“Readers will end up hoping for more of the same from this stunning new author.”

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What would you have if John Grisham wrote Better Call Saul? Answer: You'd have The Shotgun Lawyer by Victor Methos.

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“Tana French's writing is like a precious heirloom, something you don't want to let go of, a treasured keepsake you hold close . . .

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Rachel Carver leaves her job as an agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and begins work as a freelance legal investigator.

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Death in Paris is a mashup of some of the most favorite literary tropes.

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Chick lit fans will adore this fun read.

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How far will someone go to save a marriage?

How far will someone go to have a baby?

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This is a story of truth. But since perception is truth, truth has many versions. In Trust Me, readers sometimes won't be able to tell what is truth and what is not.

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Prolific author Stuart Woods has teamed up with co-author Parnell Hall to write this fast-moving romp of a book, a cross between an old hardboiled '50s black and white crime film and a fast moving

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This is a tale of unorthodox relationships, shifting alliances, and contentious allegations.

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"Be sure to read this book when you don't have to be someplace or can stay up late. An Unwanted Guest will have readers hooked from page one."

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Cecil Younger works as a criminal defense investigator at the Public Defender Agency in Sitka, Alaska.

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This gripping gut-level revenge-fueled psychological suspense from Victoria Helen Stone introduces a narrator you will love to hate. As Jane herself says: