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E.J. Copperman

by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Cynthia Chow


It was Samuel Hoenig’s mother who encouraged him to open Questions Answered, an investigation business that helped him to focus his unique observational and detailed-obsessed intelligence. It is also she who asks the one question he never expected, “Where is your father living now?” Twenty-seven years ago Reuben Hoenig left his wife and four-year-old son, and Samuel has always believed that his being on the autism spectrum was the cause.

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by Sandra Murphy
& E.J. Copperman



Kay Powell has an entertainment background. Her mom, El, and dad Jay (J, K, L, get it?) were performers in the Catskills and now on cruise ships. Kay did her part for years until she felt too grown up and wanted to go to veterinary school. She ended up in law school instead. However, that can be managed if you go into a career of being an agent for animals.

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by Cynthia Chow



Although Asperger’s Syndrome may no longer be recognized in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V, being on the spectrum of autism is a trait that has helped to make Samuel Hoenig an effective investigator. In the year since establishing his Questions Answered inquiry business, he and his employee Janet Washburn have successfully provided both mundane and unusual solutions. Now he’s being faced with a question that tests all of Samuel’s abilities to understand emotions, as well as being difficult to define in and of itself. How do you know if someone is your friend?

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by Sandra Murphy
& E.J. Copperman



Rachel Goldman writes mysteries. Her main man is Duffy Madison, who works as a consultant to the police department on missing persons cases. His specialty is noticing details that others miss. She’s at the edit stage for her latest book when a man calls to ask for her help to solve a missing persons case. His name? Duffy Madison.

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by Cynthia Chow


After gentle nudging from his mother, Samuel Hoenig establishes Questions Answered, an agency designed to answer questions—not solve problems—and nudge him out of his mother’s attic apartment. Samuel has the trait (he doesn’t consider it an affliction) of Asperger’s Syndrome. The very aspects that make socializing difficult allow him to be an observant and intellectually effective detective. After finding a lost boa constrictor, Samuel gets a referral to locate someone who has literally lost a head.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



This week we are reviewing four more Penguin mysteries, some with a touch of the supernatural, & giving away copies of all of them-details at the end of the post! First we have a review of Chance of A Ghost: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman, Knot What It Seams by Elizabeth Craig, One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett and Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery By Ellen Byerrum.

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