Susan Cory was an award-winning residential architect in Cambridge, Ma. before she retired to write mysteries full time. She earned a brown belt in karate and visited 100 countries along the way.

Her mystery series, beginning with Conundrum, features Iris Reid, also a Cambridge architect, as an amateur sleuth trying to uncover a murderer at her Harvard reunion. Susan found inspiration for starting this series at her own 20th architecture school reunion, not that anyone was killed then. That she knows of.

Susan always wondered why there were no architect sleuths in the mysteries she read. Aren’t architects problem solvers? Don’t they get deeply enmeshed in people’s lives? She set out to correct this oversight.

When Susan is not working away on the next book in the series, she’s enjoying life in the Boston area with her architect husband and bossy bernadoodle.

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