Carolyn G. Heilbrun (1926-2003) attended Wellesley College, class of 1947, and later received her graduate degrees in English Literature from Columbia University, where she joined the faculty in 1960, retiring in 1992 as the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities. She authored nine scholarly books in the fields of feminist literary criticism and autobiography. As Amanda Cross, she wrote fourteen academic mystery novels and several short stories, featuring Kate Fansler, an English professor and amateur sleuth.
If by some cruel oversight you haven't discovered Amanda Cross, you
have an uncommon pleasure in store for you * New York Times Book
No one has a sharper eye than Amanda Cross * Washington Post Book World *
Amanda Cross writes wonderfully witty mysteries full of well-developed characters and insight on modern foibles * UPI *
Always a delight * San Francisco Chronicle *