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Silent City: A Claire Codella Mystery Paperback – 13 Oct 2015

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (13 October 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629533742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1629533742
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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Winner of three Hopwood awards at University of Michigan
Winner of a Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship
Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction

"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.
--S. J. Rozan, Edgar-winning author of Skin of the Wolf

From the Inside Flap

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.

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