Book Reviews of The Helium Murder (Periodic Table, Bk 2)

The Helium Murder (Periodic Table, Bk 2)
The Helium Murder - Periodic Table, Bk 2
Author: Camille Minichino
ISBN-13: 9780373264810
ISBN-10: 037326481X
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Well-written and plotted mystery, not as "scientific" as I thought given the titles in the series. Cozy-type mystery
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From Publishers Weekly: "In this lighthearted and lightweight second novel by Minichino (The Hydrogen Murder, 1997), finding a murderer seems almost a game. Gloria Lamerino, a retired Berkeley physicist, has returned to Revere, Mass., where she is a science consultant to the police department. Her services are requested after Congresswoman Margaret Hurley is murdered by a hit-and-run driver. Hurley was a member of the House Science and Technology Committee, and Congress was in the midst of debating whether or not to sell the nation's reserve of helium. While Gloria receives some unwanted amorous attention from an old friend, she casts a yearning eye on police sergeant Matt Gennero and isn't at all upset about the prospect that her work will bring her closer to him. Speculating on the alibis and motives of a motley cast of suspects, Gloria detects links between this murder and the death of her fiance 30 years ago. Her knowledge of chemistry helps her understand the meaning of the last word Hurley uttered and ultimately leads her to the murdererAand nearly to her own deathAin the mortuary basement. If the murder motive turns out to be lighter than helium, Gloria's self-deprecating humor and clear-eyed understanding of her own and others' motives make her an engaging sleuth." Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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2nd book in this series using the periodic table. The protagonist is a physicist, Gloria Lamerino, who has turned into a forensic expert for the Revere police. Revere is a smallish town in Massachusetts. a Congresswoman is killed just before she is to cast a vote regarding the government helium reserves. Gloria works feverishly to decipher the clue the Congresswoman left.She makes the stunning connection between the truthe and the killer--an equation for murder that may prove fatal.

Library Journal says: "A tidy mix of romance, intrigue, science, and mystery."

I liked the book, was hard to put down.
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I truly enjoyed all of Minichino's periodic table mysteries. They are delightful cozies and at the same time, you learn a little bit about physics, nothing too hardcore but fascinating. I only wish she had kept on with this series! These are all quick reads.
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Mystery, science, a little romance all in one book. This was a fun read and I enjoyed the story line.