October 1 – 1:00 – 3:00 Signing at Local Author Day at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3940 Division Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301. St. Cloud is my hometown, and I’d love to see everyone with whom I’ve lost contact.
September 24 – noon-2 PM
Signing at Once Upon A Crime Mystery Bookstore, 604 West 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405. Everyone is invited.
Participated in this fun event for publishers and booksellers. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of Sister in Crime.
September 11 – 4:00 PM Reading and Book Signing at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. Everyone is invited.
(l to r) Deb Harper, me, Pam McCord
September 7 – 7:30 PM Please join me for my book launch at Nina’s Coffee Cafe, 165 Western Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55102. Wine and snacks will be served after the reading and Q & A. I’d love to see you at this celebration hosted by Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books, also located at 165 Western Ave. N.
First stop on my blog tour. Check it out at Marja’s Mystery Blog.
“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
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.
by S. L. Smith
Mystery set in St. Paul, MN
North Star Press of St. Cloud, MN· September 1, 2011
6 x 9 · Paperback · 266 pp · New!