As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery

As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery

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by Jeffrey Cohen
     
 
In this, the third Aaron Tucker mystery, Aaron, fresh from a trip to Hollywood to "take meetings" on his screenplay, finds himself dragged kicking and screaming once again into investigating a murder, this time of a man in a nearby town shot while walking his dog at night. The young man accused of the crime has Asperger’s Syndrome, the same autism-related

Overview

In this, the third Aaron Tucker mystery, Aaron, fresh from a trip to Hollywood to "take meetings" on his screenplay, finds himself dragged kicking and screaming once again into investigating a murder, this time of a man in a nearby town shot while walking his dog at night. The young man accused of the crime has Asperger’s Syndrome, the same autism-related disorder that Aaron's son Ethan has had since birth. Aaron is hip-deep in the investigation when he’s assaulted by visiting Visigoths—no, wait, that's just his wife Abby's brother and his family, come to visit for a week. But then a local mobster becomes aware of Aaron's poking around in the killing, and wants him to stop. It's going to be an especially interesting holiday season for New Jersey's funniest height-challenged amateur sleuth.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist -
“Cohen throws all sorts of red herrings into this quirky story, but at its heart, the novel is about the father-son relationship, and about how Ethan’s instincts and intelligence delight Aaron as his son begins to become a man before his eyes. Expect a growing audience for this clever and endearing series.”
Lee Child
"Funny? Of course—but also wise, suspenseful, and a genuine pleasure to read." (LEE CHILD IS THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE JACK REACHER SERIES)
Linda Ellerbee
"As Dog Is My Witness bit me with the first paragraph and never let go! I liked the story, the characters (and the author) so much I immediately ran out and bought the other two Aaron Tucker books. Now, when do we get the fourth?” (LINDA ELLERBEE IS A TELEVISION PRODUCER, JOURNALIST, AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR)
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“Cohen throws all sorts of red herrings into this quirky story, but at its heart, the novel is about the father-son relationship, and about how Ethan’s instincts and intelligence delight Aaron as his son begins to become a man before his eyes. Expect a growing audience for this clever and endearing series.” --BOOKLIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610880008
Publisher:
Bancroft Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Aaron Tucker Mystery , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
151,481
File size:
504 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Cohen started life as poor street urchin, orphaned and taken in by a gang of pickpockets led by an older man named Fagin. No, wait. That's someone else, entirely. In reality, Cohen was born in Newark, NJ during a certain year, and grew (more or less) up in Irvington, NJ, otherwise known as the Garden Spot of the Western Hemisphere. After a childhood of normal duration, Cohen attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, so as to maintain a record of never having left the Garden State for more than two weeks at a time, something which has never been equaled (or attempted) by anyone else. He studied English (when actually attending classes and not lounging at the student newspaper office), but decided to work as a journalist anyway. Finding work of a sort at the Passaic Herald-News, he served as a municipal reporter for well over six months, establishing new lows in news gathering, but managing, in his final work for the newspaper, to quote Chico Marx. Following a hideous foray into public relations, Cohen eventually became a trade journalist, covering the consumer electronics business until someone told him to stop. Since 1985, he has been a freelance reporter and writer, writing for such publications as The New York Times, TV Guide, USA Weekend, Premiere, American Baby and The Newark Star-Ledger, among many others. He is also the author of more than 20 feature-length screenplays, some of which are actually good. His work has been developed by Jim Henson Productions, CBS, Gross-Weston Productions, Ken Walz Productions and others. Cohen lives in New Jersey (big surprise!) with his wife and two children, who have been sworn to secrecy. For Whom the Minivan Rolls: An Aaron Tucker Mystery was his first novel, but defying both logic and public opinion, he wrote A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery anyway. And despite that book's rampant sales success, he went on to write As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery. He is also the author of The Asperger Parent: How to Raise A Child With Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor and Guns A' Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools Can Work Together—Without A Shot Being Fired, two books that vie for the Guinness Book of World Records spot for "Longest Subtitle." He's also written a grocery list that has attracted a good deal of attention in Hollywood, and is being developed as a miniseries.

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As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, light mystery. The characters are engaging and the main character's wit is refreshing. Nice to discover a new (to me) author.
Cromag More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of the three Aaron Tucker mysteries. It's the only one in which Aaron's son plays a direct part in the solution of the mystery and his participation is handled well. It's a pretty quick read, and not too demanding -- even if you have no idea what Asperger's syndrome is -- but it doesn't stretch the bounds of reality. Too much.
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