Death in a Hot Flash
Author: Jane Isenberg
Published: January 14, 2000 by Avon
Series Name: The Bel Barrett Mystery Series
Main Character: Bel Barrett, Illuminada Guttierez, Betty Ramsey, Vinny Vallone
Bel Barrett's back! This time the fifty-something New Jersey community college prof is teaching writing to future funeral directors with popular local undertaker Vinny Vallone. When Vinny's found swimming with the fishes in the Hudson River, Bel suspects a stalker who strikes back. In a flash, Bel's up to her estrogen patch in danger. Meanwhile, Bel's aging parents fall ill in Charleston, her "adult" children are at risk in Israel and Seattle, and her long-time lover leaves her heartbroken in Hoboken. Bel must unmask the killer, teach her classes, care for her parents and her kids, and win back her lover all at once. Who said sleuthing was simple in the sandwich generation?