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Death(Bruce Kohler #2)
Format: eBook
Pub. Date: 10/13/2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Type: Fiction
Pages: 288
Read: 9/18/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥

This was free Kindle book (I think, either that or a bargain Kindle book). I mainly got it because it is set in NYC. It was a rather quick read.

It’s the second in a series, which I didn’t realize but there was enough information about the characters that I wasn’t lost. Bruce Kohler is a recovering alcoholic, the book is told from his perspective. His friends are a guy he used to drink with that is now also a recovering alcoholic and Bruce’s sponsor and this friend’s girlfriend who is an Al-Anon sponsor (I didn’t know Al-Anon had sponsors but it makes sense). One of the members in Al-Anon is the suspect in her abusive boyfriends murder.

I would almost call this a cozy murder, if I knew what cozy murder meant, but I think it might be a little hard-edged for that considering the number of women in here who have abusive boyfriends. The investigation Bruce and his friends conduct seems to consist mainly of them going to Brooklyn to get cannoli while asking family members vague questions.

Meanwhile, Bruce’s ex keeps calling him and he goes running, trying to please her while at the same time trying to get her away from her abusive boyfriend/drug dealer.

A quick enjoyable read.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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