Saturday, June 4, 2016

Non- Cozy Spotlight- Silent City by Carrie Smith

Today I am featuring a Non-Cozy mystery. Silent City(A Claire Cordella Mystery) by Carrie Smith. Released on October 15th 2015. This is the first book in the series and it kicked it off with a gripping and captivating start. With a strong cast of characters and an intense story you will want this to be on your list as you get ready for the December 13th release of Forgotten City (book 2).

Series: A Claire Codella Mystery (Book 1)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (October 13, 2015)
Language: English

NYPD Detective Claire Codella has just won a tough battle with cancer. Now she has to regain her rightful place on the force. she hasn't even been back a day when Hector Sanchez, a maverick public school principal, is found murdered. The school is on high alert. The media is howling for answers. And Codella catches the high-profile case at the worst possible time.

As she races to track down the killer, she uncovers dirty politics, questionable contracts, and dark secrets. Each discovery she makes brings her closer to the truth, but the truth may cost Codella her life.

Silent City, Carrie Smith's explosive debut, will introduce readers to a brilliant new voice in crime fiction that will grab them and not let go until the very last page and a fearless heroine who they will enjoy for years to come.

About the author:

Carrie Smith grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and attended the Residential College at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in Creative Writing and Literature. Carrie is the recipient of three Hopwood Awards for Fiction as well as a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She has been a finalist in Nimrod Magazine’s Katherine Anne Porter prize for fiction, and she is the author of a literary first novel, Forget Harry published by Simon & Schuster.

Carrie moved to New York City in 1981. By day, she is the Senior Vice President, Publisher of Benchmark Education Company. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her partner and eighteen year old twins. Forgotten City is her second Detective Claire Codella mystery.


  1. I'll have to check out this book. It sounds really great. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one stepping out of the cozy mystery scene a little bit and giving other genres a try.


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