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As Dog is My Witness (Aaron Tucker Mysteries #3)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  220 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
In this, the third Aaron Tucker mystery, Aaron, fresh from a trip to Hollywood to "take meetings" on his screenplay, finds himself dragged kicking and screaming once again into investigating a murder, this time of a man in a nearby town shot while walking his dog at night. The young man accused of the crime has Asperger’s Syndrome, the same autism-related disorder that Aar ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Bancroft Press
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Mar 30, 2009 Jackie rated it liked it
With a breezy conversational tone, author, Jeffrey Cohen gives the reader a birds-eye view of freelance writer Aaron Tucker’s somewhat frenzied life. A life that includes his good-natured wife, Abby, daughter Leah, humankind’s best hugger, and son, Ethan whose approach to life is shaped by the fact that he has Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Ethan, a normal twelve-year-old in a lot of ways (think playing video games and defying one’s parents) presents daily challenges precipitated by AS, a variant of ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Gregory rated it it was ok
It's not that I mind an author showcasing Aaron Tucker's home, family, and work difficulties. Done right, this is exactly how you get readers to relate to your amateur detective character. It's not even that I mind them focusing on Asperger's syndrome, as it does play a role in the plot. What I DO find annoying is when these elements so thoroughly overshadow such events in the story as the crime and the procedure of solving it, which is what I read a murder mystery for. Everyone - author, charac ...more
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Mar 18, 2014 Mark Baker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2005
When Aaron is asked to clear a young man with Asperger Syndrome, he can't say no. The police do have a pretty compelling case, can Aaron prove he is innocent? The sub-plots threaten to take over at times, but the humor and characters kept me quickly turning pages.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Oct 13, 2008 Patti rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this third, and unfortunately last, entry in the Aaron Tucker series by Jeffrey Cohen. A young man with Asperger's Syndrome confesses to a murder that the president of the Asperger Syndrome Education Network doesn't believe he did. She calls Aaron, parent of an Asperger's child, and who has recently solved two murders. Aaron ends up involving his 12 year old Asperger's son, who provides good questions and helpful insight to the case. I really liked this development. The book was ...more
Mar 07, 2016 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, audio
Another humorous and fully enjoyable Aaron Tucker mystery. These is as light-hearted and chuckle-worthy as a book about a brutal crime can be. I'm becoming a huge Jeff Cohen fan.
Jun 22, 2016 Sophie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
un polar sympa parce qu'il parle d'Asperger, mais l'intrigue n'est pas terrible, elle est surtout noyée dans plein d'histoires dans la famille de l'enqueteur qui n'ont comme seul interet d'expliquer Asperger.
Sep 08, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
Entertaining story. I like the references to dogs. Humorous
Mar 04, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
New Jersey free-lance writer Aaron Tucker is the father of an Asperger Syndrome child, so when the local A.S. coordinator, who had helped his family a lot, asks him to find out who really killed a man, Aaron reluctantly agrees. The suspect--who has confessed--is a young man with A.S., and there's a lot against him. In his favor is only the disbelief of his family and friends. Meanwhile, Aaron's unpleasant brother-in-law and family have come to spend a week, and the kids are out of school for win ...more
Sep 27, 2011 BJ rated it liked it
It took me a while to get used to the narrator talking directly to me, but the series is well worth the adjustment time. AS DOG IS MY WITNESS is funny, warm, and even has a pretty good mystery. I like Aaron Tucker and his family and wish there were more books in the series. However, this one is from 2005, so this looks like the end. I will definitely look for other Jeffrey Cohen books.
Jun 21, 2008 Patty rated it it was amazing
This my favorite of the three Aaron Tucker books, probably because of the introduction of the dog. Aaron is still staying home with his kids, writing freelance, and getting involved in a murder. This one touches pretty close to home and involves his son with Asperger's. There is still a lot of humor and those laugh out loud moments which have become a trademark of this series.
Jan 04, 2016 Kara rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This is a reliably amusing and well written series of books. My hat is off to Mr. Cohen who ably writes a protagonist who is a parent, trying to keep his marriage happy, trying to take care of his kids, dealing with real life--other than the murder mysteries he's confronted with. But even those don't seem too random since the main character is a journalist.
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Mar 31, 2010 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I'm tempted to try and pass myself off as a lost relative just to join the 'Tucker' Family. Personally, I have been quite ill for an entire month and these books gave me the interest to wake up and sit up and read.

This was the best in the series. Search them out and get them. You'll be happy when you do!
Feb 22, 2009 Anita rated it really liked it
This third book in the series is funnier than the first two. I "get" Cohen's humor, the characters are realistic and likeable, and most of all, it's a well-written, believable mystery plot. Throw in annoying, visiting in-laws, a friend whose work is being sabotaged, hilarious mafia players, and it's a hoot.
Dec 23, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
This book brought Asperger's Autism, Hanukkah, Christmas and dynamic family drama together in a compelling story. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to listen to more of Jeffrey Cohen's books in the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series.
Oct 22, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Great perspective and twist on a detective mystery. I really enjoy a detective who is a civilian. The characters are great and the writing style very enjoyable.
Aug 26, 2012 Don rated it really liked it
I think this was the best of the three books. The motive was a little out there, but no more so than many similar type stories.
Nov 03, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
both of Jeffrey Cohen's mystery series are a lot of fun, as well as being well thought out mysteries. LOVE his style!
Apr 26, 2012 Pekoe rated it it was amazing
As Dog Is My Witness, by Jeffrey Cohen. The third book in his hilarious Aaron Tucker mystery series!
Nov 03, 2011 Lois rated it really liked it

This one includes more about the son with Aspberger's.
Apr 10, 2013 Kristine rated it really liked it
Enjoyable humorous mystery. A light read.
Apr 22, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
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Author of the Double Feature Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime, starting with Some Like It Hot-Buttered, and continuing in July 2008 with It Happened One Knife. Also author of the Aaron Tucker Mystery series: For Whom the Minivan Rolls, A Farewell to Legs, and As Dog Is My Witness. Wrote two books on rais
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