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.
BIG NEWS: 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!
Berkley Publishing has commissioned two more books (that is, two more than are already written, so 7 in all!) in the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series! Book #4, CHANCE OF A GHOST is now on your bookshelves; Book #5, The Thrill of the Haunt, is written and being brilliantly edited! Books #6 and #7–I’ll get back to you on those. But you can expect to have at least one every year into 2015! Thanks to the readers for making this possible!
“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: I’m one of them) 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!)
I have a new article at 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!
I’ll be attending Bouchercon 2013 in Albany, NY! It promises to be a lot of fun!
Blog tour for E.J. Copperman in connection with the release of CHANCE OF A GHOST! Details here!
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.”