Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Maureen Cavanaugh : The name Susan Arnout Smith is a familiar one to public radio listeners. She's been a popular contributor to NPR with a series of essays on the lessons, joys and challenges of family life.
Now, Arnout Smith has taken on a darker, more dangerous and action-packed assignment with a series of thriller novels. Her first "The Timer Game," introduced protagonist Grace Descanso, a crime scene technician. And her follow up novel, "Out At Night," being released today, follows Grace Descanso through a plot that includes a masked crossbow assassin, and a suspected eco-terrorist who runs a tattoo parlor all set right here in San Diego.
Susan Arnout Smith, author of "Out at Night," will be at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Thursday, March 4, 2009, at 7 pm.
- Susan Arnout Smith , local writer and author of the new thriller "Out at Night," and essayist for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.