Author Bio

E.J. Copperman is not like other people. Well, some other people. A few other people. Let’s face it: E.J. Copperman is exactly like other people, except for writing mystery novels. A New Jersey native, E.J. has written for such publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, American Baby and USA Weekend. Night of the Living Deed is the first E.J. Copperman novel. It was followed by An Uninvited Ghost, Old Haunts, A Wild Ghost Chase, Chance of a Ghost, An Open Spook, The Thrill of the HauntInspector Specter, Ghost in the Wind and Spouse on Haunted Hill.

E.J., having worked as a newspaper reporter, teacher, magazine editor, and screenwriter, writes stories that combine humor and mystery with just the right amount of spooky supernatural happenings and a large does of Jersey attitude.

The fact is, E.J. Copperman is the pseudonym of a crime fiction writer who likes to specialize in making people laugh while delivering the suspects, clues, red herrings and plot twists that keep the pages turning.

Don’t miss E.J.’s latest series, the Jersey Girl legal mysteries. New Jersey prosecutor Sandy Moss moves to Los Angeles so she can stop practicing criminal law (but winds up defending a TV actor accused of killing his estranged wife with a bow and arrow). Look for Sandy to start her journey and hopefully take you along with her. It’s a different world on the West Coast, but she’s a Jersey girl until the end!

In the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries, Alison Kerby buys a huge Victorian on the Jersey Shore to renovate into a guesthouse. Not long off a divorce, Alison is hoping she and her nine-year-old daughter Melissa can find a fresh start in the town where Alison grew up.

But she has a problem. Two problems. Their names are Paul and Maxie, and they’re ghosts. In adventure after adventure, Paul and (let’s face it, especially) Maxie cause some trouble and get Alison into some tight situations. But they’re loyal and brave, and they’re always there to help out when she finds danger. Well, most of the time. If it’s in the guesthouse. Usually…

E.J. collaborates with Jeff Cohen on the Asperger’s Mysteries from Midnight Ink, in which Samuel Hoenig opens a storefront in a strip mall and hangs a sign (with tape) in the window reading Questions Answered. A borderline genius who happens to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Samuel narrates his tales with a… unique perspective. In the opening novel, The Question of the Missing Head, Samuel and his new associate Janet Washburn are asked a simple question by the head of a New Jersey cryonics institute: “Who took one of our frozen heads?” And the game is afoot. Or ahead. Or something.

In the Mysterious Detective Mystery series, Rachel Goldman is a midlist crime fiction writer whose slightly odd protagonist Duffy Madison consults with the local prosecutor’s office on missing person cases. She’s just finishing up her latest novel in Written Off, the first in the series, when her phone rings. The caller is a man who says he needs her help: he’s a consultant for the local prosecutor’s office who specializes in missing person cases and a mystery novelist has gone missing. He wants Rachel to help. And he says his name is Duffy Madison.

In the Agent to the Paws Series, Kay Powell never wanted a show business life like her parents Jay and El. She went to law school instead, and now she’s a theatrical agent whose clients are all animals–not the usual Hollywood kind, either. Kay represents furry beasts whose owners want them to have showbiz careers. When her latest discovery, Bruno the very shaggy dog, is up for a part in the latest Broadway revival of Annie, Kay thinks she’s got it made–until the dog’s owner ends up face down in his water dish with a knife in his back.