The Carbon Murder by Camille Minichino
A Periodic Table Mystery (Periodic Table Mysteries)

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Gloria Lamerino's goddaughter, Mary Catherine Galigani ("MC" to her friends), needs a change in her life. She decides to move back to her hometown of Revere, Massachusetts, thereby ridding herself of both an abusive relationship and an unfulfilling job in Houston, Texas. At least that's the plan.

When two homicides disrupt MC's peaceful return to Revere, Gloria applies her not inconsiderable detecting skills to help the police solve the crimes. At the same time, Gloria must face the medical problems of her partner, Detective Matt Gennaro, and the next steps in their relationship. In this sixth periodic table mystery, Gloria delves behind the scenes into the worlds of nanotechnology and show horses, and unwittingly uncovers a crime ring larger than the distance between Texas and Massachusetts.

About Camille Minichino

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Camille Minichino has been regional president and board member of the Mystery Writers of America, the California Writers Club, and Sisters in Crime. Her Periodic Table Mysteries (The Hydrogen Murder, The Helium Murder, The Lithium Murder, The Beryllium Murder, and The Boric Acid Murder) feature Gloria Lamerino, a retired physicist who lives above her friends' funeral parlor and consults with the police on science-related cases. Like the amateur sleuth in her books, Camille has a Ph.D. in physics and a long career in research and teaching. Camille currently teaches physics at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She also teaches fiction writing and works as a scientific editor in the Engineering Department of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.Camille lives with her husband and satellite dishes in Castro Valley, California. This is her sixth novel.
Published March 1, 2004 by Minotaur Books. 232 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, War. Fiction

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