Susan (Elizabeth) Moody (b.1940 in Oxford) is the principal nom de plume of Susan Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood, a British novelist best known for her suspense novels. On her marriage to Professor John Donaldson in 2001 she became the stepmother of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, and her three siblings.
She grew up in Oxford then moved to Tennessee for 10 years. She published two historical novels and the novelisation of the Nescafé Gold Blend advertisements under the pen name Susannah James. More recently she has also used the nom de plume, Susan Madison. She is a former Chairman of the Crime Writer's Association, served as World President of the International Association of Crime Writers, and was elected to the prestigious Detection Club. Susan Moody has given numerous courses on writing crime fiction and continues to teach creative writing in England, France, Australia, the USA and Denmark.