Maggie Barbieri 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 novels. This is her sixth Murder 101 mystery. She lives in Westchester County, NY.
"Barbieri's fizzy fifth mystery featuring English professor Alison Bergeron rates well more than a passing grade. . . . Some punchy plot twists catapult the action to a satisfying reveal." --Publishers Weekly on Third Degree "Cute and cozy . . . Barbieri, the daughter of an NYC cop, has a nice, light touch with a procedural." --Daily News (New York) on Final Exam "The secret to a good mystery series is an appealing character. . . . Maggie Barbieri came up with a winner in her first book, and her amateur sleuth, Alison Bergeron, is still provoking laughs. . . . What follows is a romp, a serious situation, and a study of what it's like to be young and stupid. Barbieri aces this exam." --Richmond Times-Dispatch on Final Exam "Mystery, romance, and humor blend seamlessly. . . . Reminiscent of the Plum series, this one is not to be missed." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on Quick Study "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 on Extracurricular Activities