The Ransom Game

  • Title: The Ransom Game
  • Author: Howard Engel
  • ISBN: 9780312663834
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Ransom Game Benny Cooperman s second murder case revolves around the half million dollar kidnapping of a rich heiress Although Gloria Warren was returned unharmed and the kidnappers caught no one found the money
    Benny Cooperman s second murder case revolves around the half million dollar kidnapping of a rich heiress Although Gloria Warren was returned unharmed and the kidnappers caught, no one found the money The quest is on for the missing ransom.When Benny finds himself working directly for the Warren family, he must cope with the culture shock of plying between his nickel andBenny Cooperman s second murder case revolves around the half million dollar kidnapping of a rich heiress Although Gloria Warren was returned unharmed and the kidnappers caught, no one found the money The quest is on for the missing ransom.When Benny finds himself working directly for the Warren family, he must cope with the culture shock of plying between his nickel and dime office and the regal mansion perched high on the Niagara Escarpment The hairpin turns on the approach road are matched by many skillful twists of the plot, as Benny gradually unravels an astonishing sequence of events.

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    About Howard Engel


    1. 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 Writers of Canada.From 1962 to 1978 he was married to Marian Engel, a noted Canadian writer of literary fiction who died in 1985 They had two children, twins Charlotte and William, born in 1965 Charlotte currently is with Bravo Canada, and William works for Reels 4 Realty Engel subsequently married Canadian novelist Janet Hamilton The couple have one son, Jacob Engel, born in 1989.In 2000, Engel suffered a stroke that left him with alexia sine Latin for without agraphia, a condition which prevents him from being able to read written words without a major effort, while retaining his ability to write He was later able to write a new novel, Memory Book 2005 , in which his character Benny Cooperman suffers a blow to the head and is similarly affected, is largely based on personal experience He later published The Man Who Forgot How To Read 2007 , a memoir of the time he spent recovering from the stroke, with an afterword by Oliver Sacks, and another novel, East of Suez , in 2008.In February 2007, Engel was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, receiving it at the 100th investiture.


    143 Comments


    1. Yes indeed, I am enjoying the reading of the Benny Cooperman series. It is the perfect thing to have on hand when one cannot sleep through the night, a thing that happens to me when seasons change.We find Benny bemoaning his fate having to stay in the frigid climes faithfully watering his mother's plants in a town close to Niagara Falls, whilst his parents enjoy Miami for the winter. "I wished that I could find a compromise between the intolerable weather outside and the overheated weather insid [...]

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    2. “The Ransom Game”, 1981 is very aptly named. It’s strange this should be the second piece of work I know by Howard Engel. I adore him; immediately a favourite Canadian author. I love every phrase, the flow of musings, the Canadian winter, the vividly-conveyed demonstration that visitors and broadness of thoughts alter doldrums in a snap. St. Catherine’s is minutes from Niagara Falls, which this series calls ”Grantham”. Elements of the Niagara Escarpment jut near enough to receive fre [...]

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    3. I love the style of these books. Witty, fast-paced, suspenseful, well-developed characters, perfectly-paced revelations. Benny is a hoot and I enjoy spending time with him. This plot was complex at the end, though it didn't seem to be during the telling. Full of twists I didn't anticipate.

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    4. "Ransom Game" was recommended to me by the owner of an independent book store in Stratford, Ontario. I was surprised to find that there are a number of good Canadian authors that aren't easily available or known in this country. Howard Engel is one of them.His Benny Cooperman series is referred to "as an institution of Canuck crime writing" by NOW (Toronto). Set in Grantham, near Niagara Falls, in the early 1980s, Benny is a Jewish boy in a Protestant town. An unassuming, laid-back private inves [...]

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    5. Clever and well paced. Really enjoyed the Canadian setting. Love Benny.

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    6. Not a 'hard-boiled' detective, but a 'chopped egg on white toast' one.Well, maybe you have to have lived in the area, but I LOVE these books.

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    7. Benny Cooperman is a small time private eye, stuck in Gratham, Ontario, and it's winter. He's daydreaming about joining his folks in Florida when a beautiful blond walks in the door. She wants to hire Benny to find her good friend Johnny Rosa.Johnny is out of jail now, but he's got lots of folks out looking for him. Him or the half a million dollars ransom he managed to collect on the kidnapping that sent him to jail. Once word gets out that Benny is on the case, he's got folks looking for him, [...]

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    8. The Ransom Game had a lot of the same wit that I loved so much in The Suicide Murders: A Benny Cooperman Mystery, but I didn't think the mystery was as well put together. The last 30 pages of the book were straight up explanation! I love PI novels, & especially having a series set in the Great White North, but this was kind of a let down.

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    9. 3.5 starsThis is my second Benny Cooperman. They are interesting books -- very much an updated version of noirish, Golden Age stuff. And Benny is easy to spend time with. I found this plotline a little confusing with a lot of characters appearing and disappearing. But the writing is tight and the perspective is just jaded enough.

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    10. Hi hum. Nothing memorable. Would probably be an okay audible during a long boring drive

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    11. Benny Cooperman is an entirely lovable PI, with a self-deprecating wit that belies his uncanny ability to solve the most complicated puzzles in Grantham!

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    12. A Benny Cooperman mystery is always a good read, light, a nice crime and the setting of Niagara Falls and area.

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