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The Carbon Murder (Periodic Table #6)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Gloria Lamerino's goddaughter, Mary Catherine Galigani ("MC" to her friends), needs a change in her life. She decides to move back to her hometown of Revere, Massachusetts, thereby ridding herself of both an abusive relationship and an unfulfilling job in Houston, Texas. At least that's the plan.

When two homicides disrupt MC's peaceful return to Revere, Gloria applies her
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 10th 2004 by Minotaur Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Feb 26, 2017 Susan rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I just could not get into this book. I didn't finish. I didn't even skip to the end to find out what happened. I have not read any of the other books in the series - and probably won't. It just dragged. And dragged. Everything had to be explained. I understand trying to give some science background for non science types, but the author explained every little thing. I felt that pretty soon I'd be reading about what an investigation is, what a car is, what an apartment is. I tried just skimming fo ...more
Feb 17, 2014 Shalini rated it it was ok
Dragged a lot, and I was happy to finish it off at last. This book comes somewhere in the middle of the series of "chemical murders' or something like that, but was my first book. A young lady is seemingly being terrorized by her psycho boy friend as well as a colleague she loathes. And hell breaks out when they both are found dead (not simultaneously). Her mother's friend sets in to investigate and comes across a scam. Thereafter the plot deteriorates. First half was interesting. But after that ...more
Jan 04, 2015 Anastasia rated it really liked it
The Carbon Murder by Camille Minichino is the 6th book in the Periodic Table mystery series. Gloria is caught up in a murder investigation when a student of her goddaughter is murdered and her goddaughter becomes a victim of a stalker. Her boyfriend Matt is also diagnosed with prostate cancer and she has to juggle with caring and supporting him as well as helping her goddaughter. I enjoyed this next addition to the series. Gloria is becoming a great investigator and I love learning scientific fa ...more
Jun 16, 2009 meme rated it it was amazing
I have not read his book but looks like a fun mystery book along with the other types of series's that are out there. The book is about a physicist teaching physics to a high school classroom and in her spare time uncovers illegal medical experiments run by a someone whom doesn't seem to stop the murders. The book looks engaging from previous reviews. I recommend it since it emphasizes an experimental and critical analytical approach of the case. Can be a fun class discussion and interaction wit ...more
Jun 20, 2009 Priscilla rated it really liked it
This is my first book in this series. The main character is a professor type person who is called on to give expert advice on a case dealing with something related to her field of study. The character seems to find a case wherever she is.

Interesting learn a little science/chemistry while you're reading. It keeps you guessing!
Ann Aindow
Jun 11, 2015 Ann Aindow rated it did not like it
I put down this book and walked away when the first sentence of chapter ten was "MC felt as tight as a helium bond."

Okay, we get it. You know a bit about the periodic table. But the forced scientific references and the flat representation of women scientists made me so angry I could not bring myself to finish the book.

By far one of the worst books I have ever read.
May 20, 2014 Diana rated it liked it
I haven't read any books in this series, but I was able to keep up with the story.
The story is about Gloria Lamerino , a retired Physicist, who helps her boyfriend with his job as a policeman. Gloria's god daughter moves back to her hometown. However, it seems trouble follows her and two people she knows turn up dead.
Interesting, but in places the story kind of drags.
Nov 25, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
I LIKED this book, as I have liked the previous five in the series, but, at the end of the book, I was a little confused. Despite a lot of talk about carbon, buckyballs, and nanotubes, I still don't know quite what that had to do with the series of murders. I'm not sure whether I missed something, or the author did not explain adequately.
Pat Gallagher
Nov 20, 2012 Pat Gallagher rated it really liked it
Good, not sure if I would get into her series though
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Dec 06, 2015 Rogue Reader rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozies
Mature love when all is not youthful, beautiful and perfect with a couple of engaging threads - physics, mortuaries and family. A good read.
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Camille has 2 pseudonyms: MARGARET GRACE and ADA MADISON.
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