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 and mystery.

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Elliot Freed is back! No, it’s not another Comedy Tonight novel, but Elliot and company appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine! Loyal fans will get a brief continuation of the storylines, but new readers will not be lost! The story, “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Girl!” takes Elliot and Sharon to the delivery room for the birth of their child–but you know things aren’t going to go as planned. And when Elliot seems something he shouldn’t see…

VERY BIG NEWS: Library Journal has named WRITTEN OFF, the first Mysterious Detective mystery, one of the Top 5 Mystery Novels of the year!

Now available are HOSTESS WITH THE GHOSTESS, the ninth (!) Haunted Guesthouse mystery by E.J. Copperman and THE QUESTION OF THE ABSENTEE FATHER, the fourth Asperger’s mystery by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen!

DOG DISH OF DOOM, the first Agent to the Paws Mystery from Thomas Dunne Books was published in 2017. In this series (set in New Jersey and New York City), Kay Powell is a theatrical agent whose clients are not human. No, they’re not Hollywood stars; they’re animals. So when she tries to get Bruno, a big fuzzy dog, a job in the latest Broadway revival of Annie, all looks good–until Bruno’s owner is stabbed in the back and falls face down into Bruno’s water dish.

Look for BIRD BATH AND BEYOND, the second Kay Powell mystery, later in 2018!

EDITED OUT, the second Mysterious Detective mystery by E.J. Copperman, in which the search for Duffy Madison’s true identity goes on–and a couple of murders are investigated, was published in 2017. Plus THE QUESTION OF THE DEAD MISTRESS, the fifth Asperger’s mystery, in which a woman asks Samuel whether her husband is having an affair with a ghost, will debut in October from Midnight Ink.

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!)

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!

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!

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!

Audiobook News:

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!

And for E.J. Copperman fans: All of the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries AND The Question of the Missing Head (by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen) are now available as audiobooks from Audible! More to come!

What people have said about Jeff Cohen’s books…

“Cohen may be the funniest mystery writer on the planet.”
—J.A. Konrath

“Jeffrey Cohen is the Dave Barry of the New Jersey Turnpike.”
—Julia Spencer-Fleming

“Movies, murder, characters who are real people, laughs, danger, and damn good writing.”
—Linda Ellerbee

“He doesn’t just make you laugh, he makes you care about his characters.”
—Chris Grabenstein


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