There Was an Old Woman (Benny Cooperman #8)
by Howard Engel
There Was an Old Woman, another delicious Benny Cooperman mystery, is an election-year gem and "an audience-grabber right from page one" (The Vancouver Sun).It all starts with a noisy toilet. Benny's janitor, Kogan, is preoccupied with the death of his sometime girlfriend, Lizzy Oldridge, who appears to have starved to death. Benny agrees to attend the inquest if Kogan wil...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Overlook Hardcover
(first published September 23rd 1993)
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Engel, Howard. THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. (1993). ***. Here’s another episode in the series of novels featuring private detective Benny Cooperman. This one starts out with a leaky toilet. Turns out that the handyman that Benny and his neighbor, the chiropractor, hired was just too lazy to fix it. Kogan, the handyman, was more of a free spirit than any kind of handyman, but he used the subsequent encounter with Benny to enlist his aid in finding out what really happened in the death of his best frie...more
Sep 18, 2013 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Private investigator Benny Cooperman is hired to tail a television newsreader. The woman leads such an unexceptional life that Benny can't even figure out why anyone wants to know what she's doing--until his mother gives him a clue. Meanwhile, he tries to find out about an eccentric woman who recently died after being unable to access her money in the bank. This leads him into a tangle of highly-placed rich people--the kind Benny distrusts--some of whom own the local television station.
Howard Engel CM (born April 2, 1931) is a Canadian mystery writer and CBC producer who resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is well known to Canadian readers for his series of Benny Cooperman detective novels, set in the Niagara Region in and around the city of Grantham, Ontario (which strongly resembles the real city of St. Catharines, Ontario, where Engel was born). Engel is a founder of Crime Writer...moreMore about Howard Engel...