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The Boric Acid Murder
THE BORIC ACID MURDER St. Martin's, May 2002, 23.95, 280 pp. ISBN 0312285027 When her fiancée died a few weeks before the wedding Gloria Lamerino packed her bags and moved to California where she taught physics at a major university for thirty years. Upon her retirement, she moved back to her home in Revere, Massachusetts when she meets homicide detective Matt Gennara. For the first time in three decades, she is in a serious relationship whi...
The Carbon Murder
Dunne, March 2003, 23.95, 256 pp. ISBN 0312319584 After retiring from her job as a research professor at a California college, physicist Gloria Lamerino returns to her hometown of Revere, Massachusetts. In her late fifties, she met the love of her life homicide detective Matt Geneva and after a two-year courtship, she moves into his home. Matt undergoes a physical that reveals he suffers from prostrate cancer. Meanwhile Gloria, a police cons...
The Nitrogen Murder
Dunne, May 2005, 23.95, 256 pp. ISBN 0312333838 Retired scientist Gloria Lamerino and her fiancé Matt Gennaro are in Berkley California to attend the wedding of her close friend scientist Elaine Cody to retired chemist Phillip Chambers, a consultant to Dorman Industries. Phil's daughter Dana is still traumatized by seeing her EMT partner gunned down while bringing their patient Lakesh Patel to the hospital. Mr. Patel dies in the hospital and t...