The Boric Acid Murder: A Gloria Lamerino Mystery
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The Boric Acid Murder: A Gloria Lamerino Mystery (Periodic Table #5)

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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--he...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 8th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2002)
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Initially I was prepared to write that this book didn't merit the time or energy necessary to write a review, but I decided that the mystery genre deserved more than that snippy comment.

I was frustrated by the contrast of the book's promise vs. its delivery. I loved the concept of a recently retired, brainy older woman "helping" her small town police dept. solve crimes when scientific expertise was required. As a true believer that mystery novels can attain literary hights, I am particularly dis...more
Andy Plonka
The author is a has a PhD in Physics, but she manages to make this branch of science comprehensible for the layman while spinning a pretty good mystery to boot.
Nick Duretta
Fairly blah, run-of-the-mill mystery. Could have been more interesting given some of the plot elements. I'm not motivated to read any more in this series.
Good story, interesting mystery and very enjoyable characters. I think I'm most happy with the characters.
Diana Bringardner
Enjoyed the mystery but the writing style didn't capture me.
Phifer, Barbara
I always did like chemistry!
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Camille has 2 pseudonyms: MARGARET GRACE and ADA MADISON.
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