The Question of the Felonious Friend

The Question of the Felonious Friend

by E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen


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ISBN-13: 9780738743516
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2016
Series: Asperger's Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 525,427
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

E. J. Copperman is the author of the Haunted Guesthouse series (Berkley Prime Crime) with nearly 200,000 copies sold. Writing as Jeff Cohen, he has published two nonfiction books on Asperger's Syndrome, including The Asperger Parent. You can visit him at

Writing as E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen is the author of the Haunted Guesthouse series (Berkley Prime Crime) with nearly 200,000 copies sold. Writing as Jeff Cohen, he has published two nonfiction books on Asperger's Syndrome, including The Asperger Parent.


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The Question of the Felonious Friend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
I love this series. In this one Tyler visits Questions Answered to ask whether Richard a clerk at a local store is his friend. I found this one interesting as Sam interacts with Tyler who also has Asperger’s. The mystery was good and even though Sam is not a detective he sets out to solve the murder of Richard. The story also has a lot of humor. The smoothie scene had me laughing out loud. I like that Sam worked with police even though they were uncertain about working with him. This series should be read in order. Enjoy this unusual mystery series.
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the Asperger's Mysteries and I have loved the first 2! This is a taut mystery, because there are limited known suspects. Samuel is excellent at finding answers to all kinds of questions! One of the best parts of this story was how Tyler is treated by the team running Questions Answered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a smart, charming, and well written series. The mysteries are solid, and the characters are well conceived. The main character having Aspberger's Syndrome lends the series a unique voice. While you could read this book first, you'd have a more fulfilling read, if you read the series from the start.
MandaLuvsToRead More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the Asperger's series by Copperman/Cohen and it was just as good as the first two. I do recommend reading this in order if you can because character development is a big part of this series. So in this one, Samuel is faced with another unique question, but this one is particularly tricky for him: A young man who also is on the autism spectrum comes to Samuel and wants to know if the man he calls his friend is actually his friend or not. This is not something Samuel can quantify with facts or data, and picking up on mannerisms, sarcasm, and emotion can be quite difficult. Ms. Washington will be needed more than ever to help Samuel with this request, but it turns out that there is more to the question than meets the eye, especially when the man who may or may not be his new client's friend ends up dead with Samuel's client left holding the gun. Samuel's client's autism makes it difficult to suss out what really happened, but Samuel and Ms. Washington are determined to find out the truth. It's nice to see Samuel interpret and analyze someone else on the spectrum aside from himself and work against the biases that some have towards people with autism. His relationship with Ms. Washington becomes a bit complicated as she navigates some personal issues in her life and he struggles not to cross professional boundaries. The mystery is interesting and I didn't quite see the angle that it was leading towards until right there at the end. Satisfying read and I hope the series is able to continue for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The team of Washburn and Hoenig is surpasses only by Cohen and Copperman. Their characters and plot twists creat a must read books. My question for Samuel is this -- "When will the next book of this series be available?!?"
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: “Is Richard Handy Really My Friend?” It’s been one year, two weeks and three days since Samuel Hoenig opened the doors of Questions Answered. The personality traits of his Asperger’s Syndrome/high-functioning autism help him main objectivity - - a critical component of his business’s continuing success. But when Tyler Clayton, a young man who also has Asperger’s, asks if a store clerk is truly his friend, Samuel, for the first time, can’t bear to give an objective answer. It’s a dicey situation that only gets worse when one of the key players ends up dead. Resolving to do the right thing, Samuel, with help from his associate, Ms. Washburn, wades into the murky waters of friendship, and the answer he finds may be a revelation to himself most of all. Soon after meeting someone, Samuel reliably asks for their favorite Beatles song, the response to which he believes assists him in character assessment and gives him insight into the individual’s personality. His other obsession has to do with the New York Yankees (no need or desire to elaborate on that here), and he is meticulous about many things, e.g., time frames, always noted down to the second. He is fairly formal in his dealings with people, e.g., after working with his assistant almost from the beginning of the business, he still calls her “Ms. Washburn,” never by her first name, Janet, although that shows some signs of changing by book’s end. We learn that people not on the autism spectrum are referred to as “neurotypicals.” Samuel’s newest client, who poses the question cited above, is himself on the autism spectrum, and when his sister implies that he requires special treatment, Samuel muses that it has long been his “contention that the world needs to accept more than modify the behavior of those like myself,” with which it is hard to argue. The ensuing investigation is well-plotted while at the same time being thoroughly entertaining, as one has come to expect in the books of this author/these authors, and suspenseful almost to the last page, when the murderer is identified. I enjoyed this book every bit as much as its predecessor series entries, and it is highly recommended.