Howard Engel is a renowned Canadian author, born on April 2, 1931, in Toronto, Canada. He is best known for his detective novels, particularly the Benny Cooperman series. Engel’s writing style is characterized by its wit, humor, and clever wordplay. His works often feature a blend of mystery and comedy, making them unique and highly enjoyable reads.

Engel’s writing career began in the late 1970s, and he quickly gained recognition for his fresh approach to the detective genre. His novels are set in the fictional city of Grantham, which is loosely based on Engel’s hometown of Toronto. The Benny Cooperman series follows the adventures of the eponymous private investigator, who is known for his quirky personality and sharp intellect.

Engel’s works have had a significant influence on the genre, as he introduced a lighter and more humorous tone to detective fiction. His ability to create relatable and memorable characters, combined with his skillful storytelling, has made him a beloved author among mystery enthusiasts. Some of his notable works include “The Suicide Murders,” “Murder Sees the Light,” and “Dead and Buried.”

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