Third Degree

A Murder 101 Mystery (Volume 5)

Maggie Barbieri

Minotaur Books

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On her way to meet her boyfriend’s parents, college professor Alison Bergeron stops by a coffee shop to steel her resolve. It’s a big event. Not only is it the first time she’s met NYPD detective Bobby Crawford’s entire family, but it’s coming on the heels of a wedding proposal that she has left unanswered so far.

Then, as she steps into the shop, a brawl breaks out that ends in the death of Carter Wilmott, a merciless and loathed local blogger. The case couldn’t be any simpler, and Alison witnessed the whole thing, but when Wilmott’s car explodes in the aftermath, what looked to be a crime of passion becomes something far more complicated and maybe even premeditate.

With Alison and Bobby involved in the case and with each other, readers are in for a treat. Third Degree, the latest in Maggie Barbieri’s charming mystery series, is one heated mystery with plenty of steamy romance and cunning villains who are about to get burned.

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Meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time shouldn’t involve wearing bathing suits.
Is it just me or should that be a hard and fast rule?
My best friend, Max, didn’t agree. Anytime she gets to wear a bikini is a good day. But she’s a size two with six-pack abs. Me? I like to think that at five ten I resemble one of those hard-bodied beach volleyball players, but in actuality, I’m less gazelle and more stork. With a potbelly.
I was headed to meet my boyfriend’s clan, the Crawfords.

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Praise for Maggie Barbieri’s Murder 101 Mysteries

“The secret to a good mystery series is an appealing character. . . . Maggie Barbieri came up with a winner in her first book, and her amateur sleuth, Alison Bergeron, is still provoking laughs and sympathy in the fourth entry, Final Exam. . . . Barbieri aces this exam.”
---Richmond Times-Dispatch on Final Exam

“Cute and cozy . . . Barbieri, the daughter of an NYC cop, has a nice, light touch with a procedural. ”
--- New York Daily News on Final Exam

“Mystery, romance, and humor blend seamlessly. . . . Reminiscent of the Plum series, this one is not to be missed.”
---RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on Quick Study

“Bergeron’s romantic trials and fashion sense are comparable to Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski. . . . Extracurricular Activities will find a home with readers of chick lit and cozy mysteries alike.”
---The Tampa Tribune on Extracurricular Activities

“A romantic ending and the furthering of a girlfriend bond that we hope to enjoy in murder mysteries to come.”
---More on Murder 101


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About the Author

Maggie Barbieri

Maggie Barbieri’s father was a member of the NYPD, and his stories provide much of the background for her novels. This is her fifth Murder 101 mystery, the follow-up to Final Exam. Maggie lives in Westchester County, New York.

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Third Degree
Maggie Barbieri

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2010
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ISBN: 9781429926317
ISBN10: 1429926317
320 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312593285
ISBN10: 0312593287
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 320 pages
$35.99
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