Quick Study

A Murder 101 Mystery

By Maggie Barbieri
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312376758, 336pp.)

Publication Date: December 9, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback

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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.


About the Author

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.

Praise For Quick Study

Praise for Extracurricular Activities

“Barbieri’s in top form as she delivers a smooth sequel to her witty debut.”
---Publishers Weekly

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

“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

Praise for Murder 101

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

“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

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

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