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The Boric Acid Murder

The Boric Acid Murder

A Gloria Lamerino Mystery

Periodic Table Mysteries (Volume 5)

Camille Minichino

Minotaur Books

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A trip to the Revere Public Library proves fatal for thirty-six-year-old Yolanda Fiore. Her body is found early one morning at the bottom of the library's staircase. The evidence shows she'd been struck on the back of the head before her fall.

In this fifth Periodic Table Mystery, retired physicist Gloria Lamerino is not inclined to take on another murder investigation--her romance with homicide detective Sergeant Matt Gennaro is all the contact she needs with the Revere Police Department.

But Gloria will do anything for her lifelong friends and current landlords, Rose and Frank Galigani, operators of the Galigani Mortuary. So when their son John is arrested for murdering Yolanda, his former girlfriend, Gloria goes in search of the real killer.

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Chapter One


"Most gruesome thing I've ever seen," Frank said. He shook his head, loosening strands of fine gray hair. "The little girl's head was completely severed from her torso. Caught in elevator doors at the mall."

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Praise for The Boric Acid Murder

“There's no denying the flair in Minichino's portrait of Italian Americans, or the charm of her energetic, quick thinking heroine” —Publishers Weekly

“You'll love Gloria Lamerino and her friends.” —Janet Evanovich

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About the author

Camille Minichino

Camille Minichino has been the President of the Northern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and President of the California Writer's Club Mt. Diablo branch. Her periodic table mystery novels (The Hydrogen Murder, The Helium Murder, The Lithium Murder, and The Beryllium Murder) feature Gloria Lamerino, a retired physicist who lives above her friends' funeral parlor and consults with the police on science-related cases. Like the amateur sleuth in her books, Camille has a Ph.D. in physics and a long career in research and teaching. Camille currently teaches physics at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She also teaches fiction writing and works as a scientific editor in the Engineering Department of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Camille lives with her husband and satellite dishes in San Leandro, California. This is her fifth novel.

Camille Minichino

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