Oh, I miss Aileen Schumacher's Tory Travers' mysteries. Engineered for Murder was the first of only four mysteries to feature Tory, a young, widowed, structural engineer, living with her son, on the outskirts of a campus town in New Mexico. When a scandal erupts, surrounding a football stadium that Tory has to inspect, her business is endangered, and a technician is murdered. Her life changes forever, with this job, and the appearance of Detective David Alvarez in her life. He soon discovers her connection to the building project, and her mysterious past.
The four books showed the development of Tory's relationship with Alvarez, and the growing success of her business. Tory's family and friends were all interesting. Engineered for Murder was followed by Framework for Death, and then Affirmative Reaction. The final book in the series, Rosewood's Ashes, took Tory and David into a Florida mystery that started seventy years earlier with a racist mob.
Again, it might not be easy to buy these mysteries, but your local public library should be able to borrow them for you, through interlibrary loan. Engineered for Murder, and Aileen Schumacher's other mysteries, shouldn't be forgotten.