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Author D. E. Johnson

D. E. Johnson

Date, Location

    Detroit Breakdown


    History buff Dan Johnson has been writing fiction since childhood but had to hit a midlife crisis to get serious about it.

    His first novel, a historical mystery entitled The Detroit Electric Scheme, was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Crime Novels of the year and won a 2011 Michigan Notable Book Award. Dan sent a copy to Jay Leno, a car enthusiast. That action earned Dan a interview segment on Leno’s car website.

    Dan’s second mystery, Motor City Shakedown, was selected winner of a 2012 Michigan Notable Book Award and The House of Crime and Mystery named it one of the top five crime novels of 2011.

    On his return visit to KPL, Johnson will discuss the research and writing process for his newest novel, Detroit Breakdown, the third book in his Will Anderson series.