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Benny Cooperman Mysteries 15
Over the River
A Benny Cooperman Mystery
By (author): Howard Engel
9781770864580 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical New York Oct 12, 2018
$20.00 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 1 in 256 pages Cormorant Books

Struggling with the aftermath of a serious concussion as well as what he describes as a "leaky memory," Benny Cooperman is back after eight years. He's hired on a shoestring budget to find background information on a murder victim, Leonard Holbrook, a petty crook and blackmailer, who certainly got what was coming to him - but which of the many possible suspects acted on their very good reasons?

Over the river happens to be across the border, where the police of Grantham have no jurisdiction, but where Benny can interview a cast of characters who wouldn't be out of place in the mysteries of Chandler and Hammett.

In prose laced with tributes to poetry, theatre, novels, and film, Howard Engel delights and entertains the reader in this fifteenth Benny Cooperman mystery.

Howard Engel is the creator of the acclaimed Benny Cooperman mystery series, which has been published in more than 15 languages and adapted into two TV movies produced by the CBC and broadcast around the world. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007, won the Writers' Trust of Canada Matt Cohen award for a life in writing in 2004, and received an honourary doctorate from Brock University. Engel experienced a mild stroke several years ago, leaving him unable to read but still able to write. His experiences of this condition, alexia sine agraphia, have been written about by Oliver Sacks in The New Yorker and in a recent book. Since his diagnosis, Engel continues to write prolifically and has detailed living with his condition through a memoir (The Man Who Forgot How to Read) and in his acclaimed Benny Cooperman series (Memory Book).

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