Death Will Help You Leave Him
Author: Elizabeth Zelvin
Published: October 13, 2009 by Minotaur Books
Category: traditional mystery
Main Character: recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler, world-class codependent Barbara, computer genius Jimmy
When a friend's abusive boyfriend is found dead in her East Harlem apartment, Bruce has to juggle a murder investigation, sobriety, a crush on the bereaved girlfriend, and the lure of his compelling but destructive ex-wife, who's on a collision course of her own. Bruce and his friends, Barbara the world-class codependent and Jimmy the computer genius, must travel to a funeral in Brooklyn, an Italian bakery, an upscale lingerie boutique on Madison Avenue, an art gallery in SoHo, and the church basements of AA to find the killer.