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The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel

by Hotchner, A. E.,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary
Twelve-year-old Aaron Broom is protecting his father's car from repossession when he witnesses a jewelry store robbery gone wrong. To Aaron's shock, his father, a struggling salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Aaron--precocious, plucky, not a little naïve--must seek out gangsters, diamond dealers, bootleggers, and street kids in order to prove his father's innocence.

In his search for justice, Aaron draws upon the resources of a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist, and a kindly lawyer. As they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour. Through it all, Aaron's optimism and resourcefulness shine through. Hotchner's latest is a rollicking ride through St. Louis at its lowest, as seen through the eyes of his most lovable narrator to date.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When 12-year-old Aaron's father is inadvertently involved in a murder and taken into custody in handcuffs as a material witness, the boy decides to do some detectifying, as he puts it, in an effort to free his innocent father, who simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. His efforts would make the Hardy Boys envious as, with the help of a clutch of friends and a kindhearted attorney, Aaron begins putting together the pieces of an intricate puzzle that will lead him to a court denouement reminiscent of Perry Mason. In the meantime, virtually penniless, he has taken up residence in a St. Louis Hooverville yes, the novel is set during the Depression, and its verisimilitude is one of this nostalgic tale's strong points. Now a centenarian, Hotchner has obviously lost none of his writer's chops. With an appealing protagonist and a feel-good, slightly old-fashioned story, the venerable author's latest is a diverting exercise in storytelling that is sure to delight his many fans.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hotchner returns to fiction more than 20 years after his last novel, Louisiana Purchase, with this slight but amiable layering of thinly disguised autobiography and Depression-era mystery. While 12-year-old Aaron Broom's consumptive mother languishes in a sanitarium, he and his father skip from one St. Louis apartment to another just before the rent is due. One June day, Aaron waits outside while his father tries to interest a jewelry store in the watches he sells. The store is robbed and a man is killed just after Fred Broom enters, and Fred is detained by the police. Alone and homeless-the Brooms have been evicted again-Aaron enlists friends old and new to help him find the killer and free his dad, who is being held as a material witness in the unsolved crime. Much of the fictional Aaron's life is familiar from King of the Hill, Hotchner's 1972 autobiographical novel, and though the material was fresher there, this version is not without its old-fashioned charm. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
False imprisonment -- Fiction.
Jewelry theft -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 228 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780385543583
0385543581
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