Memory Book: A Benny Cooperman Mystery

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9780143016656: Memory Book: A Benny Cooperman Mystery

Left for dead with a vicious blow to the head, Benny Cooperman wakes up in the hospital to find himself at the centre of his most puzzling mystery ever. Convinced that he was close to solving a case, the lovable small-time PI remembers little else. Moreover, he suffers from a rare brain condition (shared in real life by his creator, Howard Engel) that renders him able to write but not to read. With the help of his girlfriend, whose name he keeps forgetting, and a small notebook dubbed "the memory book," Cooperman pieces together what happened to him that night on the university campus, and why.

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Left for dead with a vicious blow to the head, Benny Cooperman wakes in hospital to find himself at the centre of his most puzzling mystery yet. The small-town private investigator knows he must have been close to solving a case but remembers little else including the name of his long-time girlfriend, Anna Abraham. He also suffers from a mysterious brain disorder (shared, in real life, by Howard Engel) that allows him to still write but not to read. With the help of Anna and a small notepad dubbed the "memory book," Benny settles down to some serious bedside sleuthing. The result is a delightfully entertaining whodunit with an unusual medical twist.

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A recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction and the 2005 Matt Cohen Award, Howard Engel has published twelve Benny Cooperman mysteries. His books have been turned into numerous television movies and radio dramas, several starring Saul Rubinek as Benny Cooperman. Co-founder of the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2000 Engel suffered an overnight stroke that left him with alexia sine agraphia, a rare brain condition. The print edition of the novel includes an afterword by renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks.

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