Author: Jane Isenberg
Published: November 3, 2005 by Avon/HarperCollins
Series Name: The Bel Barrett Mystery Series
Main Character: Bel Barrett, Illuminada Guttierez, Betty Ramsey
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 about her on a popular college website, Bel is devastated. In fact, the entire college is up in arms, and the situation spirals out of control when the venomous poet is discovered lying dead on the subway tracks. Though she hasn’t a single homicidal bone in her body, Bel is suddenly the cops’ chief murder suspect. And with her career and her freedom on the line, this post-menopausal prof must now enter the alien world of hip-hop culture--making unlikely friends and some very dangerous enemies in the process--on her determined quest to clear her name and unmask a killer.