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Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith is the author of Unholy City, the latest Detective Claire Codella mystery (Nov. 7, 2017; Crooked Lane Books). Her previous books are Silent City, Forgotten City (Silver Falchion Finalist), and the literary novel Forget Harry. She is the recipient of three Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan, a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Killer Nashville’s Readers’ Choice Award. Carrie is also senior vice president and publisher of Benchmark Education Company, a literacy publisher. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can find her online at and @carriesmithnyc.