Carrie Smith is the Senior Vice President, Publisher of Benchmark Education Company. Her writing awards include three Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan and a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She lives in Manhattan. This is her second Claire Codella mystery.
Praise for Forgotten City: "Smith's solid second mystery...tackles such sensitive subjects as alcoholism, rape, domestic violence, and bigotry...Smith writes with sensitivity and nuance." --Publishers Weekly "Quick-moving plot... Enjoyable." --Kirkus Reviews "Steadfast police work is the key to success in Smith's second...Characters are drawn with a detailed brush and mesh well with the superb plot." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars Praise for Silent City: "Smith's debut in the genre features snappy prose, a skillfully constructed plot, and a nicely detailed rendering of police work...Fans of procedurals should add Smith to their must-read lists." --Booklist starred review "Well-crafted...an insightful glimpse into the emotions and consequences of being a cancer survivor." --Publishers Weekly "Smith's debut grabs you on the first page and makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the action. The tension increases as the drama unfolds. It is well paced and will leave you anticipating her next book." --RT Book Reviews "Claire is a smart protagonist. [Silent City is] tight, well-written and tracked beautifully. I think that readers of Linda Fairstein will enjoy Carrie's work. She, like Linda, does a great job of describing the city." --Bookreporter "The story flows well, the mix of people is amazing, and greed and lust walk among them. Ms. Smith makes the story believable." --Long and Short Reviews "This compelling debut kept me up all night. Crime fiction fans, take note: newcomer Carrie Smith belongs at the top of your to-be-read pile!" --New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub "Silent City grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. With a cast of characters whose conflicting interests come together in a seamless tapestry of dishonesty and deception, you'll be guessing until the tense conclusion of this incredibly taut tale. I can't wait to see what author Carrie Smith does next. She's got a new fan." --Maggie Barbieri, author of the Murder 101 Mysteries "Smith's New York is a real place and her story's a good one, but her true superpower is her ability to unravel the messy intricacies of peoples' interior lives. In Smith's work -- as in life -- there are no minor characters. --SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author of Skin of the Wolf