Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Jeffrey Cohen's "As Dog Is My Witness"

Jeffrey Cohen is the author of As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery.

Read the first chapter of As Dog Is My Witness; also, see if the Page 69 Test served the book well.

Among the praise for the novel:
"As Dog Is My Witness is a witty, enjoyable, entertaining mystery. Aaron Tucker is Spenser with a family life."
Dr. Allen Wyler, author of Deadly Errors

"A mystery with humor, warmth, and dead-on characterizations of family life—Jeff Cohen is barking up the right tree."
Rochelle Krich, author of Now You See Me... and Grave Endings, winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award

"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, television producer, journalist and best selling author of Take Big Bites and And So It Goes

"Funny? Of course—but also wise, suspenseful and a genuine pleasure to read."
Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"A lot of mysteries get labeled 'laugh-out-loud,' but this was the first one to make me actually, you know, laugh out loud. You want to know how funny As Dog Is My Witness is? I started laughing out loud on page five. The woman sitting next to me in the airplane wrote down the name of the book. I read good parts to my husband over the phone. And if that's not enough for you, Jeff Cohen also slips in a lovingly clear-eyed tale of family life and a wickedly twisty mystery. So what are you waiting for? Buy the book, already!"
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Agatha and Anthony award winning author of To Darkness and to Death

"You'd better hold onto your butt with both hands, because you're going to laugh it off. Jeffrey Cohen may be the funniest mystery writer on the planet. In a genre glutted with hardboiled noir and serial killer mayhem, Aaron Tucker is a refreshingly pure protagonist; a family man who is quick with quips rather than a .45. If Groucho Marx were writing today, I'd be alarmed—he died years ago. But if you're looking for a suitable replacement, check out Cohen."
J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series

"In this third Aaron Tucker novel (after 2003's A Farewell to Legs), Cohen expertly weaves information about Asperger's Syndrome into a delightfully amusing mystery plot. Problems arising from his wife's support of her brother, in opposition to her immediate family, turn out to be as obstructive as the interference of mobsters in this tale. But readers will cheer when it's discovered that neither threat is as daunting as it appeared. The always likable Aaron Tucker continues to be a joy to follow, as he copes with his family, the Family and the quotidian challenges of folding laundry. Is it selfish to wish that more problems should plague Aaron, only so we will see him in more adventures down the road?"
—Cindy Chow, The Rap Sheet

Visit Jeffrey Cohen's official website and his regular Monday entries at the blog, Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room.

--Marshal Zeringue