Quick Study (Murder 101 Mystery #3)
She thought that dating a good-looking cop would be exciting and involve lots of riding around in cruisers and putting away sleazy crooks. So why hasn’t NYPD officer Bobby Crawford ever invited English professor Alison on any high-speed car chases or stakeouts?
Life on the sleepy college campus just north of Manhattan may not have changed all that much with Alison’s new
Thoughts: I read this right after finishing the second book and I found it even choppier. I don't know why but it seemed to jump around a lot and left me rather unsatisfied.
The mystery as a whole was also unsatisfying. While I cared about t ...more
Little does Alison know her police detective boyfriend, Crawford, has been assigned to a John Do ...more
Barbieri writes a witty story, and I enjoy her style. The mysteries are simple - as a cozy should be - and the dialog is fun. After having read the first three books in this series, I'm a bit tired of Alliso ...more
Alison Bergeron has a lot going on. It's her birthday, the Rangers are in the playoffs, she is navigating her still new relationship with Detective Bobby Crawford, and trying to dodge a new admirer's affection. Needless to say, she has no time for a murder or the sleuthing involved in solving it. Regardless, it's the nephew of a ...more
Alison is a prof at a Catholic university. She stumbles into situations that wouldn't happen to anyone else. The rest of us would walk away. Instead she charges in to solve the problem.
This time she is trying to solve the murder of Jose, a fella she knows from the soup kitchen she volunteers at once a week. Even though her cop boyfriend tells her to back off and someone is leaving her threatening notes, she still tries to find out what happened.
Jack McManus, ...more
A note on the Kindle edition: Terrible formatting! I seriously considered returning it but since I really, really wanted to read it on Kindle I just put up with it. First off, the font was strange (different from the standard Kindle book font). I had to increase the font size to read it, but increasin ...more
I suppose I should cut myself some slack about not following Barbieri and keeping up more closely because of various Major Life Events. And, honestly, the pleasure of rediscovering her now is pretty darned enjoyable.
It's hard to understand how ...more
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't ...more
Alison Bergerson has been assigned to work in the Heaven's Bounty soup kitchen for community service(for a crime committe in the previous book). One day one of the regulars turns up dead.
Alison takes it upon herself to find out who killed him and why. Along the way, she finds herself in heaps of trouble, with the police, her boyfriend and even the FBI.
I would recommend this book for someone looking for a lite mystery and a little roman ...more
It's a decent story, but not great. Not a complete waste of time. I think I've just damned this book with faint praise.