Hot and Bothered
Avon, Oct 2003, 6.99, 276 pp.
Fully tenured professor Bel Barret is giving a Faculty Development Seminar to new teachers on how to cope with their new students. At same time she is organizing the neighborhood block party and helping Sol, her significant other, cope with post-traumatic stress syndrome after seeing the World Trade Towers destroyed. Finally, she along with new neighborhood resident Eunice and two other neighbors, de... Hot On the Trail
Avon, Nov 2004, 6.99, 336 pp.
Tenured Professor Bel Barrett carries a full load of classes at the River Edge Community College in Jersey City, but she takes on even more work when she intervenes to teach a memoir writing class at the Senior Center. Her live-in-lover Sol wants her to set a wedding date and start making plans but Bel finds herself putting him off because the thought of planning a wedding exhausts her. As a post-me... Midlife Can Be Murder
Post-menopausal community college English prof Bel Barrett is persuaded by her former Vassar roommate to prepare for an adult bat mitzvah. In the synagogue study group Bel meets former student, Ashley Roberts, who draws Bel into investigating the rock climbing "accident" that killed one of Ashley's dot com colleagues. Bel involves her sidekicks, Illuminada Guttieriez and Betty Ramsey in an undercover investigation in Jersey City's Silicon Slum. ... Out of Hormone's Way
Avon, Sept 2002, 6.50, 272 pp.
Life gets really interesting following menopause, as Bel Barrett will tell anyone foolishly enough willing to listen to her. She's a fully tenured English professor at River Edge Community College while gaining a reputation in her area of New Jersey of solving any homicide that comes her way.
This semester is surprising to Bel as she takes on the leadership of the newly formed Kayak club when the...