Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her "Dog Lover's Mysteries", featuring magazine writer Holly Winter. Conant graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in social relations, and a doctorate from Harvard in human development. She is active in Canadian Malamute Rescue and is a three-time recipient of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award for Fiction Writing. She is also the author of the "Cat Lover's Mysteries" and co-author with daughter Jessica Conant-Park of the "Gourmet Girl Mysteries"