Maggie Barbieri, "Quick Study: A Murder 101 Mystery"
Publisher: Minotaur Books | ISBN: 0312376758 | edition 2008 | PDF | 107 pages | 1,45 mb
The murder mystery part involves an illegal immigrant who Alison met while serving a community service sentence (see second book as to how she earned this court-ordered gig) in a soup kitchen. He's found floating in the Hudson, extremely deceased. Alison has great sympathy for the family and decides to involve herself. After all, with two other investigations to her credit, she now has lots of experience. In fact, she no longer faints.