Jeff Cohen is the nom de plume of Jeffrey Cohen, author of the Aaron Tucker mystery and Double Feature mystery series and as E.J. Copperman, the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series. His hobbies include speaking about himself in the third person.
What do you read for pleasure?
I don't read much, I'm sorry to say, when I'm writing. I'm afraid something, particularly the writer's voice, will get into my brain and refuse to leave. When I'm not writing, which is rare, I tend toward non-fiction, mostly biographies. But if it looks like a book will make me laugh, I'm usually game.
Describe your desk
It's flat with one drawer, sort of, and a ton and a half of clutter. But I know where everything is. Mostly.
A funny, twisty group of mysteries involving Elliot Freed, owner of Comedy Tonight, the one-screen movie theater that shows only comedies. In each book Elliot is faced with a crime that he has to solve while maintaining his sense of humor.
Elliot Freed meets his comedy idols, the team of Lillis and Townes (now in their eighties), and finds out that great comedians aren’t always great people. Especially when one of them murders the other.
Elliot Freed has a cordial relationship with his ex-wife Sharon. But now she’s gone missing, the police think she might have something to do with the death of a patient—and Elliot’s worried that she might not be answering because she can’t.
Elliot Freed buys an old-time movie house to show only comedies. But when a customer dies of poisoned popcorn during a screening of Young Frankenstein, Elliot takes it personally and decides to find out who made his patron die laughing. First in the Comedy Tonight Mystery series.
This short story, a prequel to the Aaron Tucker mystery series (For Whom the Minivan Rolls, A Farewell to Legs, As Dog Is My Witness) finds the freelance reporter as a young father, trying to find out who framed his six-year-old son Ethan for a heinous crime--bringing a water pistol to his first grade class--while investigating the death of a minor league baseball player.