The Question of the Missing Head by E. J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen is the first book in the new “Asperger’s” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, October 2014
Samuel Hoenig answers questions for a living. And as a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, his unique personality helps him ferret out almost any answer there is. But his latest question is a rather odd one—who stole a preserved head from the Garden State Cryonics Institute?
Arriving at the scene of the crime accompanied by his new colleague, Ms. Washburn, Samuel finds that what started out as a theft has escalated to murder. With suspects and motives emerging at a rapid rate, one final question remains—can Samuel’s powers of deduction uncover a killer in the face of overwhelming odds?
I like it. It was an interesting and enjoyable read that had a very intriguing way of solving the puzzle simply by finding the answer to the question asked. I love the pacing of this light drama and the way the story flowed from scene to scene. It was interesting watching the protagonist’s interaction with those he met along the way and how that observation helped him put the pieces together. The author did a good job in setting the story up with usual suspects and some twists and turns I didn’t see coming until it happened. A good read and I look forward to the next question asked and Ms. Washburn’s return.