Murder 101

Book 10 in our A to Z Mystery Tour

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Maggie Barbieri’s Murder 101 Series – Book 1

Forty-something Dr. Alison Bergeron, professor at a small private university in New York, may have been framed for the murder of one of her students.

Murder 101 is a fast, entertaining read with little in the way of surprises; most cozy mystery readers will recognize the murder, the frame-up, the love interest, the wacky best friend, the impending danger, and the crisis that makes all the little things irrelevant. Because of the formula being followed so closely – there’s almost a rhythm to the events – you will experience the literary equivalent of “don’t go in the basement” more than once. And you’ll be correct. Alison should definitely NOT go into one of the many figurative basements that populate her life.

Still, this is a fun read – and ok, there is one surprise at the end of the book, which means that the end of the book is not quite the end of the story.

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