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NYPD Detective Claire Codella is chomping at the bit for a new case. Lieutenant McGowan is determined to keep her out of the news, but she's about to be back in the public eye in a big way.Broadway legend Lucy Merchant has tragically succumbed to early onset Alzheimer's. At age fifty-six, she's tucked away in the dementia care unit of the ultra-exclusive Manhattan care facility Park Manor. When she falls asleep and doesn't wake up, her billionaire husband is ready for the funeral, but her daughter demands an investigation.Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case nearly everyone--especially her lieutenant--wants to shut down. But the forensic evidence raises alarming questions and Codella needs answers.

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Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith is the author of and , the first two titles in the NYPD Detective Claire Codella mystery series from Crooked Lane Books. Book three, , will be published November 2017 and is available for pre-order now. Carrie is also the author of a literary novel . She is the recipient of three Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan, a fellowship to 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. Visit Carrie at , Facebook, and Twitter at @carriesmithnyc.

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