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Maggie Barbieri Books In Order

Publication Order of Murder 101 Mysteries Books

Murder 101 (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extracurricular Activies (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quick Study (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Exam (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Degree (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Physical Education (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extra Credit (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maeve Conlon Books

Once Upon a Lie (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lies That Bind (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lie in Plain Sight (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Authors are an important part of a whole that normally plays a unique role in the field of arts and languages. Authors ensure that some continuity is achieved by creating a bridge between the traditional occurrences and the modern ones. There are different types of authors since they participate in different types of writing activities. Some of the major classes of writing include the fictional, non-fictional and autobiography writing. Writing itself is a field that most writers have learnt to earn a living from. Many writers have earned their reputation from their exceptional works. Maggie Barbieri is one of the many writers that have received worldwide recognition for their fascinating work.

About Maggie Barbieri

Maggie Barbieri is popularly known for being the author of the series of books only known as murder 101 series, extracurricular activities and a quick study. These books have are recognized by those who love reading novels due to their investigative nature that makes them thrilling to read. The author lives in New York in a town called Metro to be specific in a place called Hudson Valley. Maggie is married and has two kids. Not much is known concerning her husband except the fact that he is known as Bonnie. She is a hardworking woman and is known to work during daytime and at night. During the day she normally writes and edits college textbooks while at night she works on completing the fifth book in her series. Her kids are still young so preparing them for school is a daily duty for her.

Maggie has been writing since she was a child. She was a huge fan of Nancy Drew and decided early that writing mysteries would be a very good way to spend her time. Her father was an officer in New York City police department meaning that she had a concrete background from which she would extract her stories. She would hear stories that about crime, punishment police chases and many other exciting prospects that served to push her towards her dream. Maggie is a freelance writer meaning that she has no strings attached and could write for anyone.

Many authors believe that everyone must or should like, but this rarely happens as anyone is entitled to their opinions. This author thought in particular that good reviews were the best thing but then if you writer to rely on reviews then you might get discouraged.In her early years of writing, Maggie learnt from a friend that a certain writer never read reviews about their work and found it strange. With time, she has come to appreciate the wisdom of that act and realized that at times if you came to listen to people’s opinions then you would get lost. Another thing she also learnt is that she could improve her writing habits by understanding what people love to see in writing and whether it rhymes with what she had in mind.

Even though she went into the writing industry knowing that something like this might come up one she wasn’t fully prepared when it happened and it hit her like a surprise. She had learnt her lesson, and it gave her the courage to move on because if she didn’t, she would be forever discouraged. One thing however changed; she stopped reading the reviews unless they were sent by the publisher of her books otherwise she would disregard other reviews.

Early publications

Two of her most popular works are the murder 101 and Extracurricular Activities; these books were published in 2006 and 2007 respectively

Murder 101 features an English professor known as Alison Bergeron the St. Thomas College had promised to be a peaceful and quiet place for students. However, the English professor found the opposite to be true, unfortunately. The professor was recently divorced from a fellow faculty member whom she was married to. Recent happenings have not been that good since even her car has also been stolen.one evening she gets a visit from detectives coming from the New York police department. The best thing is that they find Alison’s car that is described as a beat up Volvo. What puts her in the suspicion list is that they find one of her students in the truck. This student was attending as a seminar and was purposed to have been lost.

Alison has to continue hoofing to the campus; this kind of situation was considered to be worse than death. She is also seen as a major suspect in connection to that death. She is identified as the major suspect in a death she didn’t have any knowledge about. She makes efforts to clear up her name even though these efforts appear not to be bearing any fruits at all. While trying to get the truth she gets to know a detective known as Bobby who happens to be a former altar boy and has his suspicions on nuns. Things go helter skater before the professor can get to know who committed the murder.

Extracurricular activities feature the same English professor who fears to meet the parents of her boyfriend for the very first time at a pool party. She fears on what and how she should wear at that meeting and relishes the idea of wearing a speedo whose pieces of elastic are missing; a traditional honeymoon gown from her earlier wedding with her former husband who is already dead but seems out of options.one of the background information at hand is that she fears water, and that’s the main reason she has never leant how to swim.

Her boyfriend is a detective of the New York police department, and they have been together for more than a year. There are marriage prospects at hand since her boyfriend Bobby Crawford recently asked for her hand in marriage, but she is yet to respond to that. Alison loves her boyfriend and feels that he is the one meant for her, however, her view of marriage is somewhat biased as she is not even sure how to go about it given that she has been married before. She is not comfortable with the idea of leaving her little town to move to another unknown city. Now as she meets the parents of her boyfriend she knows that she must give him the expected response or she must be prepared how to deal with that issue.

She tries to distract herself at a coffee shop but turns disastrous when she becomes witness to the death of a known blogger who had turned to criticizing people and organizations thus inducing the element of fear. Alison is one of the few witnesses and becomes entangled in a murder case. Alison has her suspicions when the blogger’s car explodes minutes after his death making her wonder whether the death was accidental or planned. Another mystery is about Alison’s complicated symptoms of faintness and nausea and a written by anon who threatens to stop her investigation. Mysteries surrounding her best friend who seems to be helping her will be revealed.

In 2017, a movie by the name Murder 101 ‘if wishes were horse were reenacted and released by the Hallmark channel it had some similarities with the diagnosis murder whereas some people thought that the series was a continuation of the other. The series featured dick van dyke playing the major role.

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