Maggie Barbieri's father was a member of the NYPD, and his stories provide much of the background for her novels. This is her fifth Murder 101 mystery, the follow-up to Final Exam. Maggie lives in Westchester County, New York.
"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 and sympathy in the fourth entry, Final Exam. . . . Barbieri aces this exam." --Richmond Times-Dispatch on Final Exam "Cute and cozy . . . Barbieri, the daughter of an NYC cop, has a nice, light touch with a procedural." --New York Daily News 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 "A romantic ending and the furthering of a girlfriend bond that we hope to enjoy in murder mysteries to come." --More on Murder 101