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Cora Wizard is the leader of the Janus Branch. She is power hungry and wants to get what she wants, which is the 39 Clues, by any means necessary. Dan and Amy dislike her tremendously after they realize she is fat and bugged their house with a surviellance bug to keep tabs on the The Trent Family. Amy and Dan think that if Isabel Kabra didn't kill Amy and Dan's parents, Cora would have instead. 


Not much is known of Cora's history. She forced two Janus leaders from power, Hamila Amad and Spencer Langodeon. She forced Hamila to resign by sheer force, and Spencer to resign by leaking fake documents that his poetry was plagiarized.


One False Note[]

Jonah Wizard thinks about his mother briefly and mentions that she has a lot of connections in every field of art and how that "didn't hurt him" in became a global megastar.

The Viper's Nest []

There is a letter to all Janus agents from her at the end of the book.

The Emperor's Code []

Cora Wizard makes her first appearance. She is seen telling Dan Cahill that he is a Janus. However, Dan shouts back at Cora saying that he was a Madrigal, and then storms away to a café. In the end of the book, she slaps Jonah because he requested to quit the Clue hunt. In this book she is said to have put a bug in Dan and Amy's old house on a statue that she "donated" to their parents.

The Black Book of Buried Secrets []

It was revealed that she didn't talk to Jonah at all after the Clue hunt and she in fact disowned him, but Broderick took a stand and chose his son, not his wife, perhaps because she looked upon him as an employee and not as a real person. She also stands for Jonah in court against Isabel becasue "No one is allowed to touch Jonah but herself".

Her whereabouts during the next three series are unknown, but it's likely that Broderick divorced Cora not long after due to her treatment of her husband and son while Broderick took full custody of Jonah.

Mission Hurricane[]

While briefly unseen, Cora left behind a wooden clog at Jonah's Villa in Lake Como which holds a third poem clue from the Outcast and quickly left after Amy and Hamilton briefly chased after where she attacked them in retaliation. Upon seeing the camera footage and confirming that Cora is in league with the Outcast, Jonah was shocked and heartbroken by this betrayal with Ian sympathizing him as he knew how it felt to have your own mother betray you.

Cora isn't seen again but it's hinted in Mission Atomic that she eventually cut ties with the Cahill family completely as all the members who sided with Nathanial Hartford went into hiding for fear of repercussions from the family members they betrayed.

Appearance and Personality[]

Janus Leader Crest

The Wizards are the current branch leaders.

In the First Series Books,Cora is described as having a "hippie-like" appearance. She has long hair and wears flowery clothes and bell-bottom jeans. She has chocolate-colored eyes and dark hair.

Cora, as leader of the Janus Branch, is highly skilled in the arts, and is the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. Her son, Jonah, is an international superstar. Though not as vicious as Isabel Kabra, Cora is definitely cunning and willing to do whatever it takes to get her way. This is proven when in The Black Book of Buried Secrets, it is revealed that there were three branch leaders, but Cora bribed one into retirement and leaked false documents in order for the other to resign in disgrace. This was so she could have sole control over the branch. She has been seen hitting Jonah occasionally and she likely cares more about the 39 clues than Jonah. Jonah is shown to be afraid of her, but still wants to please her and make her proud.



Cora Wizard is a talented artist. She is the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several books and made several sculptures. She's very cunning and deceptive like most Cahills.


Cora will send messages to Janus agents occasionally.


Cora's main card is Card 152.