For Samuel Hoenig, Asperger’s isn’t so much a syndrome as it is a set of personality traits. And as the sole proprietor of a business called Questions Answered, Samuel’s put his personality traits to good use, successfully answering every question he’s ever been asked.Read more...
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For Samuel Hoenig, Asperger’s isn’t so much a syndrome as it is a set of personality traits. And as the sole proprietor of a business called Questions Answered, Samuel’s put his personality traits to good use, successfully answering every question he’s ever been asked.
But when his newest client asks about the true identity of her so-called husband, Samuel recruits his former associate, Janet Washburn, for insight into a subject that’s beyond his grasp—marriage.
Working as a team seems to be the right approach . . . until the inscrutable spouse is found dead in Samuel’s office. Feeling like he’s been taken for a fool, Samuel is more than willing to answer a new question posed by an unexpected inquirer: who killed the unfamiliar husband?
“Captivating.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Samuel is a fascinating character . . . His second advneture will captivate readers.”—Library Journal
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-31
- Reviewer: Staff
In the captivating sequel to 2014’s The Question of the Missing Head from Copperman (the pseudonym of Jeff Cohen), Samuel Hoenig, a highly unusual investigator who runs a little service in Piscataway, N.J., called Questions Answered, puts the single-mindedness of his Asperger’s syndrome to good use. With some help from his mother and from a one-time client, Samuel looks for an elusive woman, graphic artist Sheila McInerney, who lured him from his office in order to leave the body of her husband, Oliver Lewis, there. In addition to trying to figure out the mystery before the protagonist does, the reader has the pleasure of watching Samuel maneuver in a universe where other people—unlike him—are neither literal nor orderly. The complicated story focuses on Lewis’s tawdry history and collection of unhappy ex-wives. Samuel gets arrested, goes on a date, and has a full-blown Asperger’s crisis when things go wrong. Readers will look forward to new challenges for Samuel in his next adventure. (Oct.)