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 author of three Claire Codella Mysteries from Crooked Lane Books: SILENT CITY, FORGOTTEN CITY, and UNHOLY CITY. She is also the author of a literary novel FORGET HARRY. Her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Daily Beast, Criminal Element, and Career Authors. 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 Reader’s Choice Award. She is also a two-time finalist for Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award and a finalist in Nimrod Magazine’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.


By day, Carrie is senior vice president and publisher of Benchmark Education Company. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her spouse and college-age twins.


Read more about Carrie in this interview with Robin Agnew of Aunt Agatha’s Book Store in Ann Arbor.


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