Maggie Barbieri, author of "Quick Study," is a freelance editor as well as a mystery novelist. Her father was a member of the NYPD, and his stories about being a motorcycle and a beat cop provide much of the background for her mysteries. This is her fourth Murder 101 mystery; Kristin Davis of Sex and the City has optioned the series for television. Maggie lives in Westchester County, New York.
" In her third outing, Barbieri mixes chick lit with a cozy mystery for a lively tale."--"Library Journal""Alison's fans will enjoy this latest romp--...chick lit goes to college and solves crimes."--"Booklist"Praise for "Quick Study""Barbieri scores again with this high-octane blend of romance, laughs and chills."---"Publishers Weekly" "Mystery, romance, and humor blend seamlessly. . . . Reminiscent of the Plum series, this one is not to be missed."---"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" (Top Pick!) Praise for "Extracurricular Activities" "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" "Alison's still a charmer."---"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "Murder 101" "With wit and verve---and spot-on rendering of the jungles of academia---Barbieri's first novel will have readers eagerly awaiting her sophomore effort."---"Richmond Times-Dispatch""A romantic ending and the furthering of a girlfriend bond that we hope to enjoy in murder mysteries to come."---"More "