Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interview: “Denver Noir” editor Cynthia Swanson weighs in on the project and the importance of place

Cynthia Swanson writes literary suspense, often using historical settings. Her debut novel, “The Bookseller,” was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel, “The Glass Forest,” was noted in Forbes as one of “Five Novels with a Remarkably Strong Sense of Place.” She lives with her family in Denver. Find her at Swanson’s […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

SunLit Excerpt: “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” digs deep, but carefully, into Denver history

Excerpted from “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” by Cynthia Swanson, copyright 2022 by Cynthia Swanson, included in the anthology “Denver Noir ” edited by Cynthia Swanson. Used with permission of the author and Akashic Books ( “Denver Noir” is available May 3. Cheesman Park Digging graves is straightforward labor, involving little more than brute strength and a sufficiently […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

Shifting points of view introduce a suicide, a disappearance and set the stage for drama

Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Bookseller,” which is slated to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. Swanson’s second novel, the USA Today bestseller “The Glass Forest,” was a finalist for the Colorado Authors’ League Award. Swanson’s novels have been translated into eighteen languages. She lives with her family […]