Carole Shmurak

Carole Shmurak is Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University and the author of eleven books. Deadmistress, her first mystery featuring professor/sleuth Susan Lombardi, was named a Notable Book of 2004 by Writers Notes magazine. Other titles in the Lombardi academic mystery series are Death by Committee, Death at Hilliard High, and Most Likely to Murder. Writing as Carroll Thomas, she co-authors the Matty Trescott historical novels, one of which - Ring Out Wild Bells - was nominated for the Agatha for best YA mystery of 2001.


Death at Hilliard High - Susan Lombardi is back, this time with two mysteries to solve: Who is playing the cruel pranks on the new teacher - a twisted student or a jealous colleague? And what has become of the teacher whose wife's body was found in their cellar? (First edition published by Sterling House Publishers in 2009; new edition from Park Court Press in 2011.)

Park Court Press - 2011-03-01

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 Abby's office, Susan must try to figure out who is doing what to whom...without be. . .

Park Court Press - 2011-05-01

Ring Out Wild Bells - A Young Adult mystery written as Carroll Thomas.   Ring Out Wild Bells is the third book in the Matty Trescott series. As the Civil War comes to an end, we follow Matty's cousin Neely to Mount Holyoke Seminary and Matty to medical school in Boston. There, the last words of a dying woman propel the cousins into an investigation of the woman's mysterious death.Ring Out Wild Bells was no. . .

Smith and Kraus Publishers - 2001-10-01

Deadmistress - 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 the school's faculty and students. And it soon becomes clear that John is not the only one with a motive for murder.(First edition publis. . .

Park Court Press - 2011-02-01

Under the Open Sky - A Young Adult mystery written as Carroll Thomas.   Under the Open Sky is the sequel to the Agatha-nominated Ring Out Wild Bells. In Under the Open Sky, we follow Matty's cousin Neely to Penikese, an island off the coast of Cape Cod in the years 1873-74. There, among a group of famous scientists, Neely finds romance, adventure and mystery waiting for her.

Antrim House - 2005-04-01

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 her hometown: she’s leery of seeing her former high school sweetheart, now a high te. . .

Park Court Press - 2012-05-20