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 while also serving as a special
science consultant to the police.
Matt and Gloria are eating dinner at the home of her good
friends Frank and Rose Galigani when the police suddenly
show up to take the son John of their hosts in for
questioning in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Angel
Fiore. Even though circumstantial evidence points to John
as the murderer, Gloria knows he didn't do it and sets out
to prove it with a little help from Matt.
Camille Minchino is a dynamite writer showing readers that
life including sex remains strong after fifty. The heroine
is gutsy and smart, as she is not afraid to find a killer
among a plethora of suspects. The plot is intricately
woven with enough red herrings purposely placed into the
story line to keep readers from guessing who the real
killer is. The BORIC ACID MURDER is a who-done-it that
keeps the reader's attention so they won't miss out on the
real clues hidden in the overall tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002