Memory Book (Audiobook)
Pub Date: November 3, 2006
BTC Audiobooks / Fiction / Novels
Audio CD: 9780864924704 $29.95
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.
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.
Ron Halder is a Canadian voice actor.
"One of the best Benny Cooperman mysteries yet." — Quill & Quire
"A terrific "who dunnit" style mystery with a medical theme that will engage the reader's total and rapt attention from beginning to end. Expertly abridged." — Bookwatch