English professor Alison Bergeron was not cut out to be a murder suspect. What kind of suspect vomits all over the police officer's shoes when told a body has been found in her stolen car? Maggie Barbieri's debut mystery is a humorous look at an ordinary person caught up in circumstances beyond her wildest imaginings.
Alison was just a recent divorcee teaching at a Catholic college in the Bronx. She had no idea why anyone would want to steal her old car, let alone why the body of one of her students would be found in the car. She was gullible throughout her whole marriage, and she realizes she's still naive and gullible when it comes to murder investigations. All she can do is rely on Detective Bobby Crawford to realize she couldn't have possibly committed murder.
Despite Alison's weak stomach, Murder 101 is a fun mystery. And, it doesn't hurt to have gone to a Catholic school when you read the book. There's a reason Alison still fears nuns.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
It's an honor to be asked to review books, and I'm grateful to all the publishers, publicists, and authors who send me books. Thank you. Reviews will appear on my blog if I've had a chance to read, and finish, the book. If I do not finish a book, I won't review it, and I will not respond to emails asking when, or if, I'll be reviewing a book.
My reviews are only my opinion, and do not reflect the views of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
I will not review self-published books, and, at the present time, do not accept books in e-book format.
My Oct. 19, 2009 blog provides full disclosure that I only receive review copies of books, with no other compensation. All review copies are marked as such. If there any any questions, please feel free to contact me.