The Question of the Missing Head by E. J. Copperman

I was really in the mood for something light and I’m a kind of sucker for novels which feature characters with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.  (I figure I might identify to a very slight degree –  heh.)  So this one,  The Question of the Missing Head,  is a whole series of 3 books and I can see myself reading them over a period of time.


The Question of the Missing Head
by  E. J. Copperman (aka Jeff Cohen) 
2014 / 336 pages
read by Mark Boyett 8h 16m 
rating –  B+  / cozy crime
(An Asperger’s Mystery #1) 


Samuel Hoenig, a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome,  is trying to set up a business based on answering questions people have for one reason or another.  He acquires an assistant on the same day  a customer  requests he find a missing head from a cryonics facility.  The actual question has to be “Where is the head?”.

Samuel has learned how to deal with his disorder in interesting ways but it’s always there or never too far from the surface and it seems very accurate.  Meanwhile,  Samuel’s new assistant, Janet Washburn, is amazing.

What starts out as the missing head of a client (yes) turns quickly into a murder mystery of another person.  The police arrive and Samuel is of considerable assistance in a who-done-it with great twists and a few places of excellent tension.

Fun read – certainly light –