Physical Education

A Murder 101 Mystery (Volume 6)

Maggie Barbieri

Minotaur Books

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College English professor and sometime amateur sleuth Alison Bergeron would’ve been thrilled to hear that her husband, NYPD Detective Bobby Crawford, was leaving Homicide if that were the whole story, but it turns out that Bobby’s next assignment is even worse---undercover. As if worrying about his involvement in a case he won’t talk about at all wasn’t bad enough, Alison is forced to take over the women’s basketball team at St. Thomas after the coach dies of a heart attack during a game. She may not know much about basketball, but she’s no stranger to sleuthing, and it isn’t long before she suspects that the coach’s death may be more than unexpected but premeditated as well.

With Bobby deep undercover and Alison always on her way to deep trouble, it’s only a matter of time before they run smack into each other in Physical Education, the latest in Maggie Barbieri’s charming Murder 101 mystery series.

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Praise for Maggie Barbieri’s Murder 101 Mysteries

“Barbieri's fizzy fifth mystery featuring English professor Alison Bergeron rates well more than a passing grade. . . . Some punchy plot twists catapult the action to a satisfying reveal.”
---Publishers Weekly on Third Degree
“Cute and cozy . . . Barbieri, the daughter of an NYC cop, has a nice, light touch with a procedural.”
---Daily News (New York) on Final Exam
“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. . . . What follows is a romp, a serious situation, and a study of what it’s like to be young and stupid.  Barbieri aces this exam.”
---Richmond Times-Dispatch 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


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Read the Kirkus Review of PHYSICAL EDUCATION . English Professor Alison Bergeron (Third Degree, 2010, etc.) gets stuck with another crap assignment when St.
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Maggie Barbieri

Maggie Barbieri is a freelance editor as well as a mystery novelist. Her father was a member of the NYPD, and his stories provide much of the background for her novels. This is her sixth Murder 101 mystery. She lives in Westchester County, NY.

 

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Physical Education
Maggie Barbieri

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312593292
ISBN10: 0312593295
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$24.99

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Minotaur Books
November 2011
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ISBN: 9781429981804
ISBN10: 1429981806
352 pages
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