Blinded by the Sight

“When a homeless man is found near the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, veteran Lieutenant Pete Culnane heads the investigation. This suspenseful tale of family secrets shows off the skilled writing of newcomer S. L. Smith and her deft handling of police procedures. BLINDED BY THE SIGHT is well worth a closer look.” Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mystery series
“Blinded by the Sight is an intriguing mystery with a hometown feel, a fine debut novel.” Lois Greiman, award winning author of Unzipped
“Fans of Roger Stelljes take note! Pete Culnane’s a tenacious new investigator on the scene and will dog the bone of leads to the very end. A hummer of a debut by SL Smith.” Jessie Chandler, author of the Shady O’Hanlon Caper Series
Blinded by the Sight is a delightful debut novel. Readers looking for a good police procedure won’t be disappointed, and anyone who knows the Twin Cities will have a ball mapping the action. Count me among the multitude of readers who will be watching for more to come from S.L. Smith.”  William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of the Cork O’Connor mystery series

Blinded by the Sight
by S. L. Smith
ISBN 0-87839-439-7
Mystery set in St. Paul, MN
North Star Press of St. Cloud, MN· September 1, 2011
6 x 9 · Paperback · 266 pp · New!

Police investigators Pete Culnane and Martin Tierney are as different as parchment and newsprint, and Martin’s insecurities are fed by Pete’s expertise and finesse. A homeless man wearing an eye-popping diamond ring is as inexplicable to both of them as the disappearance of the two boys who reported his body on St. Paul’s Upper Landing. Blinded by the Sight demonstrates how good intentions can go awry, resulting in unintended, life-altering predicaments.