A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery

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Bancroft Press, 2003 - Fiction - 273 pages
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"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."
 

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The second in the Aaron Tucker mysteries is just as funny and just as fun as the first. "Legs" is a nickname and you'll get the reason for his farewell - eventually. Cohen is good at making you guess, and at misdirecting you so you are surprised at the ending. Read full review

A Farewell to Legs: An Aaron Tucker Mystery (Aaron Tucker Mysteries, 2)

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Freelance journalist Aaron Tucker (For Whom the Minivan Rolls) attends his 25th high school reunion on a lark but winds up investigating the murder of a DC politician for a former classmate. The ... Read full review

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Contrary to popular belief Jeffrey Cohen was not born in the log cabin he helped his father build. Rather he was born in Irvington, New Jersey which has never seen a log cabin that wasn't at one time or another, turned into a tavern. 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 equalled (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 (after a fashion) 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, and covered the consumer electronics business until someone asked 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 over 20 feature-length screenplays, some of which are actually good. His work has been published in The New York Times, TV Guide, and Entertainment Weekly, among many others, and his screenplays have been optioned

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