Born and raised in New York City, Carole Shmurak is the author of eleven books. She began her career as a teacher of biology and chemistry, first at The Dalton School in Manhattan and then at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut.
Having taught for many years in the School of Education at Central Connecticut State University, she is currently Professor Emerita there. While at CCSU, Carole published numerous articles on women in science and gender issues in education. Her first book, Voices of Hope, a work of non-fiction published in 1998, was named a ‘Critic’s Choice’ by the American Educational Studies Association.
Carole’s longtime love of detective fiction led to the publication of Deadmistress, her first mystery, which introduced amateur sleuth Susan Lombardi, college professor and educational consultant. Deadmistress was named a Notable Book of 2004 by Writers Notes Magazine. Capitalizing on her long experience in schools of many types, Carole followed up with two more Susan Lombardi mysteries, Death by Committee and Death at Hilliard High. Her latest book, Most Likely to Murder, takes Susan back to her hometown for a reunion of her high school class.