Consider the Alternative by Irene Marcuse
An Anita Servi Mystery

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Anita Servi has a new job, but with the same old problems. She's still helping those who cannot find help elsewhere to cope with living in a city that can't always afford all they need. When those citizens are suffering because of age, race or income and when they find no alternatives, they sometimes turn to each other. And sometimes they turn on each other. When benevolence become murder, Anita has to look into one friend's death as another begins to face her own. There are some people for whom life is not worth living.

About Irene Marcuse

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Irene Marcuse is the granddaughter of social philosopher Herbert Marcuse, an accident of birth that has formed a lot of her life. She has lived all over the United States and worked as a medical technician, long distance telephone operator, house cleaner, waitress, painter and wallpaper hanger, bead stringer, proofreader, and editor before receiving an MSW in social work from Columbia University. Before becoming a full time writer, Irene was Assistant Director of Morningside Retirement and Health Services.
Published May 1, 2002 by Walker & Company. 254 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Practically the first job social worker Anita Servi has to tackle after getting hired as Susan Wu’s assistant at Neighbors Aiding Neighbors, the Upper West Side community center, is discovering Susan’s body.

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Agatha nominee Marcuse's third Anita Servi mystery (after 2001's Guilty Mind) works better as a straight novel than as a whodunit.

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