The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia Kuhn blog tour, interview, giveaway and spotlight

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.



BBB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure! I’m originally from upstate New York but have been in Colorado for over twenty years now, where I try (“try” being the key word here) to juggle teaching, parenting, and writing.

BBB: Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to be a professor?

Writing was always the dream. But soon after I began a master’s program focused on the teaching of writing, I became interested in pursuing a PhD in literature and professorial career.

BBB: Is there a man in your life?

My wonderful, amazing husband! He’s a teacher too (high school physics) and a phenomenal dad.

BBB: What book is on your nightstand?

I’m currently reading A Cast of Vultures by Judith Flanders. Love her writing style and the whole Sam Clair series.

BBB: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

The third book in the Lila Maclean series is underway…

BBB: Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

Just tons of gratitude—thank you for welcoming Lila and introducing her around.


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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 PhDand 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.

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  • Celia Fowler

    I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in The Semester of Our Discontent and look forward to reading more about them in The Art of Vanishing. Thanks for featuring Cynthia on your blog and for the interview!

  • Dianne Casey

    I really enjoyed the description of the book and I’m looking forward to reading the book. I want to find out how the peope vanish and what happens to them.