Maggie Barbieri is a freelance editor as well as a mystery novelist. Her father was a member of the NYPD, and his stories about being a motorcycle and a beat cop provide much of the background for her novels. She is the author of the Murder 101 series, featuring the professor and amateur sleuth Alison Bergeron. Kristin Davis of Sex and the City has optioned the series for television. Maggie lives in Westchester County, New York.