Author Carrie Smith joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss her new book, the first in her Claire Codella Mystery series, SILENT CITY.
Carrie describes her protagonist, Claire Codella, a New York city police detective who is just starting back to work after a battle with cancer.
We discuss the storyline for the book, which is propelled by the high-profile murder of a maverick public school principal.
Carrie has been published before, but this is her first mystery. We discuss her publishing history and the reason she decided on a mystery series for the second phase of her writing career.
Carrie describes the changes she’s seen in publishing and promoting books between her first book, what she experienced with SILENT CITY, 30 years later.
We discuss the branding for Silent City, for Carrie’s website, and for her as an author.
From the Publisher:
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.
Purchase SILENT CITY at Amazon
Carrie Smith author Website www.carriesmith.nyc
Carrie’s Facebook author page.
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