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Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Alexei Maxim Russell

Paperback: £9.99 / $15.95

2011, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 304pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-262-7, BIC 2: YFCF JNSG2

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Trueman Bradley is a genius detective with a difference, he has Asperger's Syndrome (ASD).

Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fulfil his dream of becoming a private detective, like his comic book heroes. He is soon told that a guy with AS could not possibly succeed as a detective. Undeterred, Trueman uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation, and with the help of his new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to test his skills against the criminal world of New York.

Suitable for children aged 10+

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The incredible potential of the AS mind – An Interview with Alexei Maxim Russell, the creator of ‘Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective’

18 October 2011

"First and foremost, I wrote the novel for my brother. I wanted to accomplish two things that would make the world a safer place for him and everyone with AS. Firstly, to educate those without AS... Secondly, I wanted to give people with AS something. I wanted to provide a verification of what many of them already know. I wanted to give them a voice and a hero which would contradict those who are always telling them they are "disabled". I wanted to tell them that AS is not a disability, it is a different way of thinking. And in spite of what others may be telling them, it is not a "wrong" way of thinking."