A Victim Must Be Found

The Benny Cooperman Mysteries

Book 6
Open Road Media
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This tale of skullduggery in the art world is “another winner” from the Arthur Ellis Award–winning author (Publishers Weekly).
 
To say that Canadian private investigator Benny Cooperman is a novice in the art world would be an understatement. Nevertheless, he’s hired by Pambos Kiriakis, the manager of Grantham, Ontario’s poshest hotel, to track down some valuable works that went missing while on loan from a local gallery.
 
But while Cooperman is hobnobbing with the art-collecting glitterati, things take a deadly turn. His client is stabbed, and a peculiar clue is left in a coffee cup at the crime scene. But who would want to kill Kiriakis? And could a painting really drive someone to murder?
 
“The Cooperman novels are heavy on full-bodied characters, sharp dialogue, and rich humor. Benny just plain charms the socks off anyone he meets.” —Booklist
 
“Benny Cooperman is . . . a lot of fun to hang out with.” —Donald E. Westlake
 
A Victim Must be Found is the sixth book in the Benny Cooperman Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
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About the author

Howard Engel (1931–2019) was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before emerging as a prolific, award-winning, and much-loved mystery writer, best known for the Benny Cooperman detective novels. After suffering a stroke, Engel developed alexia sine agraphia in 2000, a condition that prevented him from reading without great effort. This, however, did not inhibit his ability to write, and he later penned a memoir about the experience and his recovery called The Man Who Forgot How to Read. Engel was a founder of Crime Writers of Canada, and in 2014, he was the recipient of the organization’s first Grand Master Award. He passed away in 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.
 
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Aug 18, 2015
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Pages
277
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ISBN
9781504016995
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Jewish
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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