'G-d wears many masks. And one is Groucho Marx," a narrator of Mel Waldman's daring and profoundly thoughtful novel declares. It is a clue and testimony to the threads of humor and irony that weave through this tale of erotic encounter, romance, insanity and murder. Ranging from the neighborhoods of Brooklyn to Manhattan's Bleecker Street with stopovers at Kennebunkport, Maine, Dr. Waldman composes a dark and at times tender and moving fantasy of a modern day Odysseus's quest for mental stability and love. Who Killed the Heartbreak Kid? is that rare mystery novel less concerned with whodunit than with the riddles of the human psyche.
Sidney Offit, novelist, teacher and curator of the George Polk Journalism awards.
Brooklyn noir and a thrilling ride through the labyrinth of the human psyche, revealing our darkest thoughts and emotions. A must-read!
Richard Freeman, Publisher of PBW.
Like a wild ride on the Coney Island Cyclone, it's a breathtaking journey and murder mystery, with an intriguing exploration of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and multiple personality through the eyes of a trauma survivor. Non-stop excitement!
Richard E. Frenkel, M.D., author, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, lecturer, and speaker at the United Nations.