Carole Shmurak, Author of The Susan Lombardi Mysteries


The headmistress of an exclusive private school for girls has been found murdered in her office. When professor Susan Lombardi learns that her friend John is the prime suspect, she sets out to clear his name, but her research uncovers some troubling secrets about…

Death by Committee
Death by Committee

Faculty squabbling at a large state university turns deadly when professor of education Susan Lombardi joins a committee to make a tenure decision about Abby Gillette, a controversial faculty member. After one colleague is hospitalized following a suspicious fire and another is found dead in…

Death at Hilliard High
Death at Hilliard High

Shauna Thompson, last seen in Deadmistress as a sixteen year old student, is now the first African-American teacher hired to teach at the high school in the affluent town of Hilliard, Connecticut. Shauna is being subjected to a series of cruel but ingenious pranks and asks Susan Lombardi to help…

Most Likely To Murder
Most Likely To Murder

What high school class has a thirty-two year reunion? A class whose president has left the country, whose vice president is dead, and whose treasurer is in the Witness Protection program — in fact, Professor Susan Lombardi’s class from Count Basie High School. Susan has misgivings about revisiting…

Video Interviews
Video Interviews

Carole describes all her books — in under a minute — at Olde Mistick Village (May 2011) along with other videos including an interview at Book Expo America in New York City about the inspiration for her books…

More About Carole and Her Books

Death by Committee Blog

At her blog, Death by Committee, Carole reviews classic mysteries. See if you agree with her views and leave a comment.


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The North Haven Mystery Group

The North Haven Mystery Group has been added to Carole's schedule as of Fall of 2023. For Spring 2024, meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays...
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Carole Shmurak receives Life Achievement Award from Who’s Who

Carole B. Shmurak Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who Dr. Shmurak has been endorsed by Marquis Who's...
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The Southington Mystery Group

The Southington Mystery Group met 3-6 times a year at the Southington Public Library, starting in 2013. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries,...
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All of the Susan Lombardi Mysteries Now Available as Audiobooks

As of December 17, all four of the Susan Lombardi Mysteries are now available as audiobooks on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Barbara Benjamin-Creel is...
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