Death Will Save Your Life (A Bruce Kohler Mystery)
This novella is the fourth in the Bruce Kohler mystery series by Agatha- and Derringer- Award nominee Elizabeth Zelvin. (About 100 pages.)
Recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his good friends Jimmy and Barbara decide to escape the big city for a wellness and couples workshop outside of Sedona. The joint is called The Aquarius, a New Age community the locals have taken to calling The Woo-Woo Farm. But the serene retreat has much more in store than yoga mats, didgeridoos, ecstatic dancing and aboriginal tracking.
During an early morning hike, the trio encounters America’s bestselling relationship guru, Melvin Markowitz, posed for meditation and strangled to death with a luggage strap. The race is on for the three friends to find the murderer. Bruce falls for the victim's widow, Jimmy longs for the city, and Barbara minds everybody's business as usual.
But when Melvin's baby sister's volatile husband "Madhouse" is also found dead, it seems everyone at the Woo-Woo Farm is suddenly in danger from more than just a handful of holistic loonies...
Readers will laugh and cry and fall in love with Bruce’s smart mouth and heart of gold, Barbara’s comical efforts to fight her addiction to helping (she knows she's co-dependent), and Jimmy’s solid sweetness and cyberspace wizardry.