Book List in Order:12 titles

  • Miranda Breitner thinks her past is behind her when she opens the B&B that is meant to be the start of her new life, but murder and her long-ago secret threaten everything--including her life! Murder in the Melting Pot is a riveting tale from WILLA A...


  • While Professor Bel Barrett and her live-in lover Sol Hecht are strolling along Hoboken's Sinatra Drive, they literally stumble upon the body of a dead ringer for the famous but now dead singer and native son. Someone has slain an Ol' Blue Eyes imper...


  • In 1890, Aliza Rudinsk, a young Orthodox Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, came to Seattle via New York's Lower East Side expecting to build a good life for herself. When Aliza's bones turn up in Seattle's underground streets in 1965 along with a bo...


  • A Bum Rap At long last, fifty-something New Jersey community college professor Bel Barrett can kick back and appreciate life with a loving new husband and the kids grown and on their own. But when an angry ex-student posts a nasty hip-hop screed ab...


  • BYE-BYE BIRDIE-LOVER She fell in love in her fifties, but busy New Jersey community college professor Bel Barrett can barely find time to plan her upcoming wedding to her sweetie Sol -- or to read urgently needed e-mail messages on bladder control...


  • The Beat Goes On Things are scarier since that black day in September that shook Manhattan and the world. But across the river in Hoboken, New Jersey, community college professor Bel Barrett intends to live without fear, despite her honey Sol's new...


  • in Motherhood Is Murder

    Four of mystery's reigning matriarchs have joined together to concoct a delectable stew of clues, corpses, and felonious hijinks -- all spectacularly seasoned with a mother's loving touch! In this witty and winning quartet of all-new mysteries, the i...


  • A RIVER OF WOE Maybe it was a case of menopausal madness -- or the blatant bribe of a pound bag of M&Ms -- but fifty-something Jersey City community college prof Bel Barrett found herself agreeing to head up the Urban Kayaking Club. Now she's dra...


  • BEL'S IN HOT WATER... Mood swings aren't the only hormonal hotspots in Bel Barrett's midlife -- now she's having a religious identity crisis...and a dose of Jewish guilt to boot! The fifty-something New Jersey community college professor never dre...






  • Dead Ringer for a Dead Singer Fifty-something New Jersey community college professor Bel Barret has had enough "changes of life" lately to last her a lifetime. Her daughter has cheerfully announced her pregnancy and her impending marriage in a sin...


  • The Subject is Murder Professor Bel Barrett has enough on her plate teaching English at a Jersey City community college. Between hot flashes, she's worrying about her two grown kids and whether her significant other is becoming less significant. Y...


  • MEET BEL BARRETT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH... With a sensibility shaped in the sixties and kids born in the seventies, Jersey City community college professor Bel Barrett hit the big five-O in the nineties. The patronage politics of urban academia and t...