Welcome to the web home of Jeff Cohen, author of funny mystery novels and books on parenting a child with an Autism-Spectrum Disorder. Here you’ll find information on all of Jeff’s books, some news about upcoming events, and hopefully a few surprises. You’ll be able to contact Jeff, there are links to social media and bookselling sites, and maybe even a fun music video or a word about comedy films and history.
For E.J. Copperman fans: Now Available, THE THRILL OF THE HAUNT, the fifth in the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series (but don’t worry–you don’t have to read the others to enjoy it!). You can see a preview in AN OPEN SPOOK, the second ebook novella in the series, told by Loretta Kerby! See a personal message from E.J. here to find out more!
VERY BIG NEWS: A new series is coming from Jeff Cohen and E.J. Copperman! Coming October 8: The Question of the Missing Head, the first book of (at least) three about Samuel Hoenig, a borderline genius with Asperger’s Syndrome who has set up a business answering questions–about anything–for a fee. When he and his new associate try to solve a burglary at a New Jersey cryogenics lab, they stumble onto a murder investigation. But Samuel won’t exercise his brilliant mind on the death… until someone asks him a question.
Publisher’s Weekly said: “(D)elightful and charming… What works best… is that the book doesn’t shrink from depicting Samuel’s idiosyncrasies–they are simply part of who he is.”
BIG NEWS: The Comedy Tonight Mysteries are back! New editions of Some Like It Hot-Buttered are now available for Kindle, for Nook, and from Smashwords for other formats, and in print from Amazon. It Happened One Knife is available for Kindle, Nook and Smashwords, and again in print from Amazon, and A Night at the Operation can be found for Kindle, Nook and Smashwords, and in print from Amazon. Will there be more stories from Elliot and the gang? Only sales will tell (if enough people want them…)
The French version of As Dog Is My Witness (or as we now call it, Un Témoin Qui A Du Chien) is now on bookstore shelves in, you know, France! I’ve received my copies, and I’m taking them at their word that it’s the same book. A brilliant (I’m sure) translation by Claire Beton, and a very neat cover!
I’ll be at Murder As You Like It, a conference sponsored by the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, in Mechanicsburg, PA on September 20. Also appearing (among many others): Jenny Milchman, Sheila York, Mike Silvestri and Sharon Linnea!
Had a lovely time at Deadly Ink, New Jersey’s only crime fiction conference! Along with guest of honor Hank Phillipi Ryan, toastmaster Rosemary Harris, Jane Cleland, Donald Bain, Renee Paley Bain, and many others! (You should join us this coming August!)
“The Gun Also Rises,” the Aaron Tucker short story that ran in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, won the Barry Award for best short story (given by the fine folks at Deadly Pleasures Magazine) at Bouchercon 2012 in Cleveland, OH!
You say you want to write a novel, but story is driving you nuts? 21 authors (full disclosure: the other 20 aren’t me) give you their best advice in Making Story: 21 Writers on How They Plot, a new e-book for the Kindle (other formats are on their way)! Only $3.99!
Want an autographed IT HAPPENED ONE KNIFE bookmark? Want if for FREE? No problem! Just send an email to jeff [at] jeffcohenbooks [dot] com and it’ll be on its way! (Make sure you include email and snail mail addresses!)
Articles for the Good Men Project, asking, What if we celebrated science like we do the Olympics? Also, one on the lack of male role models in comedy–take a look!
The Aaron Tucker series of audiobooks is now available on Audible!
The Aaron Tucker mysteries are now available as audiobooks! Books In Motion has released FOR WHOM THE MINIVAN ROLLS, A FAREWELL TO LEGS and AS DOG IS MY WITNESS, all read by Damon Abdallah! To download or purchase on CD, click here.
The Gun Also Rises:
The Gun Also Rises is the Aaron Tucker prequel that originally ran in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine–and now you can hear it as an audiobook for FREE! Just download it here–no strings attached, no catch, no nothing. A completely FREE audiobook. (Okay, maybe we’re hoping you’ll like it enough that you’ll buy the three Aaron novels as audiobooks from Books In Motion–see above!)
“The Gun Also Rises” is also available as an e-book! Look here for Nook, here for Kindle, and here for everything else! As little as 99-cents! See Aaron as a younger dad, trying to figure out who framed his son for a heinous crime–bringing a water pistol to school–while investigating the death of a minor league baseball player. My first e-book, so let me know (by downloading it) that you’re interested!
What people have said about Jeff Cohen’s books…
“Cohen may be the funniest mystery writer on the planet.”
“Jeffrey Cohen is the Dave Barry of the New Jersey Turnpike.”
“Movies, murder, characters who are real people, laughs, danger, and damn good writing.”
“He doesn’t just make you laugh, he makes you care about his characters.”