Life in the Mediterranean Arms, a luxury apartment building in Brooklyn, is at times like living in a soap opera. It's the 1970swomen were still called 'girls', and many filled their days gossiping about their neighbors.
When a beautiful young widow, Marion Davis, is attracted to dashing Neil Kramer, the attraction seems mutual. Marion believes Neil will make her life exciting again.
In true daytime soap mode, there's just one problem. Neil is married to Sandra, her best friend and neighbor.
Then there's Eddie Berg, Sandra Kramer's brother, who tries desperately to make Marion realize the difference between illusion and reality, between the superficial and the genuine.
The yentas of the Mediterranean Arms focus on Marion, betting how long it will take her to 'get' Neil?
But is he worth it?
And will Marion's awakening come too late to avoid disaster?
REVIEW: "Renée Horowitz creates a dead-on portrait of an insular, Mad Men-era world in which women define themselves by their success at marriage...a world in which small acts of malice reverberate. Bitter, indeed, and gripping." —Janice Steinberg, bestselling author of The Tin Horse.
REVIEW: "The story transported me back to the Brooklyn I remember, and I felt as though I knew the characters personally. The kind of book that keeps you thinking about the characters and the story long after you finish reading the last page." —Barbara Meyerson, literary critic and Brooklyn native.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RENÉE B. HOROWITZ, a retired Arizona State University (ASU) professor, is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bitter Moon Over Brooklyn is a departure from Renée’s Rx series of mystery novels and her stand-alone mystery, The Write Way to Murder. We all know that Brooklyn is unique. In Bitter Moon Over Brooklyn, Renée brings to life an amalgam of the many characters who were part of her Brooklyn apartment-dwelling life. Her Rx trilogy presents an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at pharmacy, inspired not only by her pharmacist husband, but also by both their pharmacist dads. Look for Rx for Murder, Deadly Rx, and Rx Alibi, the Ruthie Kantor Morris mysteries. Renée is also a founding member and past president of the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Renée’s website is www.reneehorowitz.com