Murder 101

7 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

Murder 101 Summary

Safely away from the chaos of Manhattan, St. Thomas, a small college on the banks of the Hudson River in the Bronx, is supposed to be tranquil, bucolic, and serene. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. Recently divorced from a fellow professor and even more recently without a car - it was stolen - she has been hoofing it to school. One Friday evening, two NYPD homicide detectives drop by her office. The good news is that they found her beat-up Volvo; the bad news is that the body of one of the students in her Shakespeare seminar was in the trunk.

Not only are Alison's chances of getting the car back bleak, but suddenly she's the primary suspect on a list that includes, among others, the murdered student's drug-dealing boyfriend, Vince, and the girl's father's business rivals (he's head of an old Italian family . . .).

Accused of a crime that she didn't commit, Alison enlists her best friend Max's emotional support and services as an amateur sleuth. Their fumbling efforts to clear Alison's name could land her in even hotter water with Detective Bobby Crawford, the handsome investigating officer (and former altar boy) - not to mention the nuns at St. Thomas….

Maggie Barbieri's charming professor and down-to-earth detective make an unlikely but lovable team in her delightful debut mystery.

©2006 Maggie Barbieri (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Murder 101

    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Safely away from the chaos of Manhattan, St. Thomas, a small college on the banks of the Hudson River, is supposed to be tranquil, bucolic, and serene. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. Recently divorced and even more recently without a car - it was stolen - she has been hoofing it to school. One Friday evening, two homicide detectives drop by her office. The good news is that they found her beat-up Volvo; the bad news is that the body of one of her students was in the trunk.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't even get past the first chapter!

    • By Jennifer on 20-10-13

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 2

    • Extracurricular Activities

    • A Murder 101 Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alison is happy for her best friend, Max. Really, she is. She loves Max, and the guy Max is marrying completely adores her. Even being in the wedding wouldn’t be so bad, if it’d keep her from thinking about her off-again relationship with NYPD homicide detective Bobby Crawford. However, Bobby’s the best man, and that forces them into all kinds of awkward situations. Then, when Alison’s ex turns up dead, she’s dragged into another murder investigation. Romance, humor, and murder are sure to mix and mingle whenever Alison and Bobby link up in Extracurricular Activities.

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  • Book 3

    • Quick Study

    • A Murder 101 Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    College English professor Alison Bergeron thought that dating a cute NYPD detective like Bobby Crawford would be exciting and involve a lot of riding around in cruisers and putting away sleazy crooks, but he has yet to invite her on any stakeouts.... Then when a friend asks her to help him find his nephew, she goes to Bobby for advice only to find out that he already knows about the case. He pulled the boy out of the Hudson River a few days earlier. The boy’s employer calls it an accident, but Alison and Bobby aren’t convinced.

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  • Book 4

    • Final Exam

    • A Murder 101 Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    St. Thomas, the small college north of New York City where Professor Alison Bergeron teaches, has had its share of scandals - on and off campus; among both students and staff; and, lo and behold, with Alison herself. So when one of St. Thomas’ resident directors goes mysteriously, scandalously missing, the administration wants to keep a lid on it. With only five weeks left in the semester and no time to interview replacements, Alison is tapped for the job.

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  • Book 5

    • Third Degree

    • A Murder 101 Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On her way to meet her boyfriend’s parents, college professor Alison Bergeron stops by a coffee shop to steel her resolve. It’s a big event. Not only is it the first time she’s met NYPD detective Bobby Crawford’s entire family, but it’s coming on the heels of a wedding proposal that she has left unanswered so far. Then, as she steps into the shop, a brawl breaks out that ends in the death of Carter Wilmott, a merciless and loathed local blogger. The case couldn’t be any simpler, and Alison witnessed the whole thing, but when Wilmott’s car explodes in the aftermath, what looked to be a crime of passion becomes something far more complicated....

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  • Book 6

    • Physical Education

    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    College English professor and sometime amateur sleuth Alison Bergeron would’ve been thrilled to hear that her husband, NYPD Detective Bobby Crawford, was leaving Homicide if that were the whole story, but it turns out that Bobby’s next assignment is even worse---undercover. As if worrying about his involvement in a case he won’t talk about at all wasn’t bad enough, Alison is forced to take over the women’s basketball team at St. Thomas after the coach dies of a heart attack during a game. She may not know much about basketball, but she’s no stranger to sleuthing, and it isn’t long before she suspects that the coach’s death may be more than unexpected but premeditated as well. With Bobby deep undercover and Alison always on her way to deep trouble, it’s only a matter of time before they run smack into each other in Physical Education, the latest in Maggie Barbieri’s charming Murder 101 mystery series.

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  • Book 7

    • Extra Credit

    • Murder 101, Book 7
    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Alison Bergeron has her doubts about hosting a birthday party for her twin stepdaughters, seeing as it’ll include all of her new husband’s ex-in-laws. Still, she’s a good sport, and everyone has a great time, especially the girls, who receive $10,000 from their estranged uncle, Chick. The girls’ father, NYPD Detective Bobby Crawford, and Christine, his ex, think the gift is too much. When Crawford swings by Chick’s apartment to return it, he finds Chick dead, with roughly $250,000 stuffed in his mattress. The death is ruled a suicide, but Christine isn’t convinced, and even Alison can’t help but admit that there must be a lot more to Chick’s death than meets the eye.

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