Like a visit with old friends, the 31st book in the Alex Delaware series, is familiar and completely satisfying. In Breakdown, Dr. Delaware is drawn into the past when the mother of a former patient is found dead in an upscale part of LA. Delaware's patients are children so he wants to know what has happened to this woman's child. No one seems to know. Because the death turns out to be murder by poison, Milo Sturgis is back working with Alex. Sturgis is a gay police officer(before having a gay character was cool) with gargantuan appetites, especially for food. He has always run afoul of department regulations but is brilliant enough to keep his job. This unlikely team manages to unravel the mystery which takes a lot of twists and turns even for a Delaware novel.
If you are looking for entertaining stories, look no farther. The setting is LA and some of the characters, rich or famous. Besides the puzzle, these books offer a peek into how these people live. Give Alex and Milo a try.
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