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"Minichino has created a clutch of interesting suspects." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Physicist Gloria Lamerino is both an intelligent and appealing heroine who's impossible not to like, and there are enough satisfying plot twists to keep you turning pages right to the end." -- Susan Holzer, author of the Anneke Haagen Series
"The Hydrogen Murder is a stunning debut for Camille Minichino. You'll love Gloria Lamerino and her friends. It's a good thing the periodic table is big enough for a hundred more adventures on Revere Beach." -- Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum Series
"This first novel in a new series is a real find. Not only does Minichino, herself a physicist, clearly explain the scientific concepts relating to hydrogen and superconductivity, but she also offers a tightly constructed mystery with appealing, sympathetic characters. And her Boston ambiance holds its own with that of Parker, Tapply, Higgins, et al. There are numerous physician/medical examiner sleuths at the moment; now there's a physicist on the beat, too, and a very good one. Minichino is currently working on The Helium Murder, the next in the series. Watch for it." -- Booklist
"Witty physicist Gloria Lamerino provides fascinating insight into the mysteries of science. Minichino had better write faster-readers won't be satisfied until she's covered the entire periodic table." -- Penny Warner, author of the Connor Westphal Series
After retiring from teaching, fiftysomething physics professor Gloria Lamerino becomes a scientific consultant to the police department in her suburban Boston hometown. When Eric Bensen, a young physicist, is found murdered in his lab, Detective Seargeant Matt Gennaro asks Lamerino to determine whether the death was related to Bensen's research on hydrogen and superconductivity. Despite threats and a break-in at her apartment - made doubly spooky because Lamerino lives above a friend's funeral home - the scientist-turned-sleuth doggedly investigates, uncovering fraudulent dealings by members of Bensen's research team. This first novel in a new series is a real find. Not only does author Minichino, herself a physicist, clearly explain the scientific concepts relating to hydrogen and superconductivity, but she also offers a tightly constructed mystery with appealing sympathetic characters. And her Boston ambiance holds its own with that of Parker, Tapply, Higgins, et al. There are numerous physician/medical examiner sleuths at the moment; now there's a physicist on the beat too, and a very good one. Minichino is currently working on The Helium Murder, the next in the series. Watch for it. John Rowen Booklist 12/15/97 -- John Rowen, Booklist, 12/15/97 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The first installment in Camille Minichino's new mystery series introduces an intrepid sleuth who is not afraid to brave the elements in Revere Beach, Massachusetts. When Gloria Lamerino returns to her hometown and signs on with the local police as a scientific consultant, she thinks her most exciting job will be testifying as an expert witness. But Gloria finds a challenge she doesn't expect: Eric Bensen, a former colleague, has been murdered. Gloria discovers that Eric was planning to expose fraudulent dealings by his research team. The suspects include a lecherous project director, the ambitious young female scientist, the apparently saintly post-graduate student, and last, but not least, Eric's unhappy wife. If you are like Gloria Lamerino, and murder makes your evening interesting, please join her as she risks her life to catch a killer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Thank you, Camille Minichio, for providing a protagonist who is a real person. Gloria Lamerino may be a fictional character but she seemed real to me. Read morePublished on July 14 2000 by Patricia Lavins
A unique contribution to the spate of books about female detectives by female authors. Minichino, herself a physicist, created Gloria Lamarino a retired physicist turned police... Read morePublished on May 16 2000