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The Suicide Murders

(1980)
(The first book in the Benny Cooperman series)
A novel by

 
Myrna Yates shows up at Benny Cooperman's office asking him to check up on her husband, the contractor Chester Yates, who she believes is having an affair. It seems like an open-and-shut case, until Cooperman finds out that the straying spouse has committed suicide. Something doesn't add up; Mr. Yates bought a 10-speed bicycle just 2 hours before he killed himself. Could this "suicide" in fact be murder? The Jewish detective's got a whole new case on his hands, one in which the suspicions of a wife turn out to be much darker than anyone could have imagined.

Cooperman's a detective with flair. Kinder and gentler than your average PI - and ironically squeamish about violence - he's the creation of author Howard Engel, a master of the crime genre whose enthusiastic fans have included Ruth Rendell, Donald E. Westlake, Julian Symons, and Tony Hillerman. Engel's readership spans 13 countries, including Japan, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, the United States, and his native Canada.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Howard Engel's The Suicide Murders


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Hardback Editions

May 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: Suicide Murders (Atlantic Large Print Books)
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-7451-9232-7 / 978-0-7451-9232-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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July 1984 : UK Hardback
Title: Suicide Murders
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-575-03472-6 / 978-0-575-03472-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 1984 : USA Hardback
Title: The Suicide Murders
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-312-77527-X / 978-0-312-77527-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Press
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September 1980 : Canada Hardback
Title: The suicide murders: A Benny Cooperman mystery
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-7720-1304-7 / 978-0-7720-1304-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Clarke, Irwin
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Suicide Murders
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-14-316764-2 / 978-0-14-316764-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 1987 : USA Paperback
Title: The suicide murders (Large print mystery)
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 1-55504-257-0 / 978-1-55504-257-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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June 1985 : UK Paperback
Title: The Suicide Murders (Penguin crime fiction)
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-14-007740-5 / 978-0-14-007740-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1985 : UK Paperback
Title: The Suicide Murders: A Benny Cooperman Mystery
Author(s): Howard Engel
ISBN: 0-14-751862-8 / 978-0-14-751862-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Suicide Murders (The Benny Cooperman Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Howard Engel
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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May 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Suicide Murders
Author(s): Howard Engel
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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