The Hydrogen Murder: A Gloria Lamerino Mystery

by Camille Minichino | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0373264674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 3/5/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I read another in this series a couple of years ago, and wanted to read more so I recently ordered this book from BetterWorldBooks.com. This is the first in the series.

From the cover -
When physicist Eric Bensen is murdered in his suburban Boston laboratory, scientist-turned-crime-consultant Gloria Lamerino is called in to investigate. A former colleague of the victim, her understanding of Bensen's breakthrough research on hydrogen and superconductivity convinces police detective and almost beau Matt Gennaro that this is a high-stakes crime with no shortage of suspects.
Bensen's research is a mother lode with enormous potential for utilities and big business. But even nasty threats and the ransacking of her apartment don't deter Gloria from exposing large-scale data tampering, deception and fraud by members of Bensen's team. When the person with the most to gain from Bensen's death is murdered, as well, it takes her most brilliant analytical skills to identify a killer - equally determined to make sure this case is Gloria's last.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 15, 2012
I wanted to read this now so I can reserve it for an upcoming cozy mystery bookbox. This is the first in the series, and the second one I've read. I enjoy Gloria's close-knit group of friends, but I was confused by her background. This is the first book in the series, yet there are references to her previous work with the police. But that would have been before the series occurs. Usually in these cozies, with main characters who have no police expertise, they are total neophytes, but in this case the author has given Gloria a bit of a background with helping the police in investigations. But she still comes off as inexperienced, despite her supposed background. A bit inconsistent here, at least for me. But other than that confusing background, I enjoyed the story. The murderer wasn't too hard to figure out, nor the clue that led there. Looking forward to reading more of these "intelligent" mysteries. I like the way the author segues into the next one, by referring to the next element she'll be handling.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (7/29/2012 UTC) at Taneytown, Maryland -- Controlled Releases

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Putting this in Affinity4books' Cozy Mystery bookbox. Hope the next reader enjoys!

Journal Entry 4 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 07, 2012
This looks very interesting! I quite enjoy science-based mysteries, so i am taking this out of the box.
Adding to Mt TBR
Thank you :)

Journal Entry 5 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
This was a very good cozy mystery! Almost as good as the Flower Shop mysteries by Kate Collins, but on a different level. I enjoyed the intelligent characters and the character building throughout the book. Gloria is very likable and I really liked that this cozy had natural feeling relationships progressing throughout the story rather than an empty schlocky romance. The mystery was solid and there were lots of quirky characters and red herrings to keep me guessing. The physics aspect of the mystery was good, too. I will probably read more in this series if I can find them.

I will reserve this book to take to my Calgary Bookcrossing group to find a new reader.
Thanks for the fun read, maryzee!

Journal Entry 6 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (4/12/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this cozy to the Calgary Bookcrossing meeting at Cravings today to find a new reader.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014
picked up at BC meeting

Journal Entry 8 by reader_yz at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Very nice - kept interesting right till the end. Fascinating main character and romantic interest and other relationships in the background. An entertaining and well-written mystery

Journal Entry 9 by reader_yz at Houston, Texas USA on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (12/16/2015 UTC) at Houston, Texas USA

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This is going back to Calgary BC group

Journal Entry 10 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This one came to me in a box of books. Thanks for sending them, it was super exciting to get it.

I will take this to the next meeting and see who wants it next.

Journal Entry 11 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/9/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Taking this to the meetup.

Journal Entry 12 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 09, 2016
Picked up at the January meeting.

Journal Entry 13 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/8/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the April meet up.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 14 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 08, 2017
Safely in my hands.

Journal Entry 15 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 22, 2017
I really enjoyed this cozy murder. I was worried the print was too small, but managed just fine. The small size of the book made it easy to hold #nd seem “cozy”.

Liked the characters, only got annoyed a few times at Gloria’s decisions!

Journal Entry 16 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/13/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this book to our monthly bookcrossers meet up at Cravings - the second Saturday of every month- to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 17 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 14, 2018
picked up at the Calgary January 2018 meeting

Journal Entry 18 by claws-12 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, April 04, 2018
A science-based murder mystery, that's not too heavy on the science.

Journal Entry 19 by BookyMcBooks at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, May 11, 2018
Holding this one for the next reader.

Journal Entry 20 by B-Lynn at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 11, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (2/11/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Definitely a who dun-it mystery with a mix of science in it! Bringing back for the next reader.

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