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Written Off

A Mysterious Detective Mystery

E. J. Copperman


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Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor's office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy finishing up her next book, when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing persons case. The caller's name? Duffy Madison.

Is this real or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.

Full of uncanny intrigue and witty humor, E. J. Copperman's imaginative series debut Written Off is sure to be a favorite amongst Copperman's many fans new and old.

Praise For Written Off: A Mysterious Detective Mystery

Praise for Written Off:

"Copperman sets up an intriguing premise for his new series: Just who is Duffy Madison? Lots of fun."
Library Journal starred review

"[An] entertaining series launch... Likable supporting characters and the continuing mystery of Duffy's existence should hook readers."
Publishers Weekly

"The storytelling is stunning. I couldn’t stop reading once I cracked open the book. Written Off has adventure, suspense, and laugh-out-loud moments that will keep readers hooked."
San Francisco Book Review, five star review

"The unique premise of this new series is both unique and cleverly done, offering a tongue-in-cheek glimpse into the world of mystery writing."
RT Book Reviews

"Author E. J. Copperman is a master of the mystery/suspense genre...another terrific read from an exceptionally skilled storyteller."
Midwest Book Review

"Written Off is loads of fun and very clever and funny as hell. This series is going to be added to a lot of must-read lists."
Crimespree Magazine

"Not only does the book have a brilliantly executed premise, the writing style is nothing short of fabulous. Come for the witty dialogue, stay for the mystery!"
Night Owl Reviews top pick

“E. J. Copperman takes an ingenious premise and executes it brilliantly—darn, I wish I’d thought of this!”
—Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Lord of the Wings

"Murder is never a laughing matter...except when in the clever hands of E. J. Copperman. Written Off is a laugh-out-loud murder mystery, an absolute joy to read. Copperman is the funniest writer in the mystery genre."
—Donald Bain, author of the Murder, She Wrote series and the Margaret Truman Capital Crimes series

Praise for E. J. Copperman:
“A truly enjoyable read with many laugh-out-loud moments and a devilishly clever mystery to solve.”
Kittling: Books on The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband

“E. J. keeps getting better and better with every book. I particularly enjoy the sprinkle of humor throughout, which keeps the mystery enjoyable.”
Night Owl Reviews on Inspector Specter

“E. J. Copperman is a talented author with so much to offer this genre. There aren’t too many paranormal cozy series that I enjoy, but this is one of them.”
Marie’s Cozy Corner on Inspector Specter

“Pick up E. J. Copperman’s books for the great covers or the ghosts. You’ll return to the series because of the fun mysteries, the dry humor, and the great characters.”
Lesa’s Book Critiques on The Thrill of the Haunt

“Amazing...The writing is excellent with non-stop humor and clever and witty dialogue.”
Dru’s Book Musings on Chance of a Ghost

“Copperman writes dialogue that bites with sharp wit but never sacrifices its heart”
Kings River Life Magazine on Chance of a Ghost

Crooked Lane Books, 9781629535999, 336pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

About the Author

E. J. Copperman is the figment of someone’s imagination. Author of the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series and co-author of the Asperger’s mystery series, E. J. is a lifelong New Jerseyan and makes no apologies about that.