A Farewell to Legs (Aaron Tucker Series #2)

A Farewell to Legs (Aaron Tucker Series #2)

by Jeffrey Cohen

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Overview

Work-at-home dad, devoted husband, hustling freelance writer, aspiring screenwriter—all ways to describe the unwilling sleuth Aaron Tucker, whom one reviewer dubbed a combination of “Bart Simpson and James Bond.” In A Farewell to Legs, the second installment of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, Aaron is back on the trail again, this time trying to ferret out the murderer of a former high school classmate, a D.C. lobbyist whose enemies finally stick it to him, literally—with a six-inch steak knife. The deceased leaves behind a bombshell of a widow, a secret bankroll of $13 million, and a cloud of political controversy, all of which lead Aaron to a barrel of red herrings.

But in the life of Aaron Tucker, one mystery is never enough (though he’d be quick to tell you otherwise). He’s also been delegated the odious task of tracking down Buzbee School’s secret stink-bomber. And, much to Aaron’s consternation, his wife, the beautiful attorney Abby Stein, is being stalked by a former client. All in a day’s work for the diminutive freelance writer, who, as procrastinator extraordinaire, would rather be doing anything but investigating.

Despite a relatively short period of existence, Jeffrey Cohen’s Aaron Tucker series is fast gaining a cult-like following. Writing for Best Reviews, Angela McQuay probably provided the most insightful explanation why: “The best thing about Cohen's books is Aaron Tucker himself. A non-stop wisecracker who refuses to take anything seriously, Aaron is the type of everyman whom readers can relate to and commiserate with. He's our best friend, our neighbor, or even our husband. Unlike many of the toughtalking, hardheaded detectives that perpetuate fiction today, Aaron is someone we could easily know or be. It's also refreshing to have our hero be a stay-at-home dad whose wife makes more money than he does and who doesn't seem to think that cleaning up after dinner is beneath him."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890862893
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: Aaron Tucker Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 441,934
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

Jeffrey Cohen started life as poor street urchin, orphaned and taken in by a gang of pickpockets led by an older man named Fagin. No, wait. That's someone else, entirely.

In reality, Cohen was born in Newark, NJ during a certain year, and grew (more or less) up in Irvington, NJ, otherwise known as the Garden Spot of the Western Hemisphere.

After a childhood of normal duration, Cohen attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, so as to maintain a record of never having left the Garden State for more than two weeks at a time, something which has never been equaled (or attempted) by anyone else. He studied English (when actually attending classes and not lounging at the student newspaper office), but decided to work as a journalist anyway.

Finding work of a sort at the Passaic Herald-News, he served as a municipal reporter for well over six months, establishing new lows in news gathering, but managing, in his final work for the newspaper, to quote Chico Marx.

Following a hideous foray into public relations, Cohen eventually became a trade journalist, covering the consumer electronics business until someone told him to stop.

Since 1985, he has been a freelance reporter and writer, writing for such publications as The New York Times, TV Guide, USA Weekend, Premiere, American Baby and The Newark Star-Ledger, among many others.

He is also the author of more than 20 feature-length screenplays, some of which are actually good. His work has been developed by Jim Henson Productions, CBS, Gross-Weston Productions, Ken Walz Productions and others.

Cohen lives in New Jersey (big surprise!) with his wife and two children, who have been sworn to secrecy.

For Whom the Minivan Rolls: An Aaron Tucker Mystery was his first novel, but defying both logic and public opinion, he wrote A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery anyway. And despite that book's rampant sales success, he went on to write As Dog Is My Witness: Another Aaron Tucker Mystery. He is also the author of The Asperger Parent: How to Raise A Child With Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor and Guns A' Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools Can Work Together—Without A Shot Being Fired, two books that vie for the Guinness Book of World Records spot for "Longest Subtitle." He's also written a grocery list that has attracted a good deal of attention in Hollywood, and is being develop

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