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Quick Study

Quick Study

A Murder 101 Mystery

A Murder 101 Mystery (Volume 3)

Maggie Barbieri

Minotaur Books

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College English professor Alison Bergeron thought that dating a cute NYPD detective like Bobby Crawford would be exciting and involve a lot of riding around in cruisers and putting away sleazy crooks, but he has yet to invite her on any stakeouts. . . .

Then when a friend asks her to help him find his nephew, she goes to Bobby for advice only to find out that he already knows about the case. He pulled the boy out of the Hudson River a few days earlier. The boy's employer calls it an accident, but Alison and Bobby aren't convinced.

With matchmaking and sleuthing to spare, staying out of trouble isn't on the syllabus when Alison and Bobby team up in Quick Study, Maggie Barbieri's most outrageous outing yet.

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Praise for Quick Study

“Barbieri's in top form as she delivers a smooth sequel to her witty debut.” —Publishers Weekly on Extracurricular Activities

“This genre-bending combination of chick lit and mystery will please readers who like action and romance in the same package.” —Booklist on Extracurricular Activities

“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

“Romance, humor, and suspense blend perfectly in this exceptional cozy, the first of what hopefully will be a long series.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Murder 101

“With wit and verve---and spot-on rendering of the jungles of academia---Barbieri’s first novel will have readers eagerly awaiting her sophomore effort.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on Murder 101

“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, author of Extracurricular Activities, 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 mysteries. This is her third novel in the Alison Bergeron series, which has been optioned for television by Kristin Davis. She lives in Westchester County, New York.

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