“Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to 13 Hangmen’s Court in Boston. The fact that he also turns thirteen at the same time is not a coincidence.”
So begins the story of Tony and...more
So begins the story of Tony and his friends – give 13 year-old boys, all of whom are living in the same house in the same attic bedroom but at different times...more
13 HANGMEN begins when Tony DiMarco's great-uncle Zío Angelo dies and his family movies into his town home: 13 Hangmen Court. The will stipulates that Tony must live in the creepy attic room, which he reluctantly does. Then he wakes up to...more
In 13 Hangman, Tony is approaching his thirteenth birthday when his parents receive the news that Tony inherited his uncle's house in Boston. Though Zio Anthony visited the family at Thanksgiving, they have never been close, but the will stipulates that the family must to move to Boston and Tony has to live in the attic bedroom. Since Tonys twin brother drive him crazy, he is thrilled with the promise of his own room. However, when they arrive, immidiately problems...more
Corriveau has a fascinating idea of history, and I lo...more
Author: Art Corriveau
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Amulet Books (April 1, 2012)
Reading Level: 8-12 years old
Hardcover: 352 pages
Book Summary: “Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to 13 Hangmen’s Court in Boston. The fact that he also turns thirteen at the same t...more
13 Hangmen kept me up late at night reading about Tony and his four new friends, all working to solve the mystery of 13 Hangmen's Court. Tony, a mystery lover, explores the house and town in search of clues. He meets Sarah Pickles working at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in town; she's around his age and proves to be a helpful ally. Tony struggles with his suspicious neighbor, Mr. Hagmann, as well as with his own weight and confidence. With the help of his fri...more
I did not know anything about this book going in to it although based on the title, I was kind of expecting a creepy read, possibly something fantasy revolving around hangmen. Well, that is not it. In fact, it is something better, weaving together lots of little historical moments into a big mystery.
The beginning is a little slow as everything is set up. Tony inherits first an authentic Ted Williams Red Sox cap and then his great-uncle's house on 13 Hangmen's Court in Boston. He, his histor...more
Tony has a group...more
History, as the buff I would like to think that I am, interests me in many ways and the past events depicted in 13 Hangmen really did allow me to enjoy the stories of all the boys that Art Corriveau sheds light upon.
I will have to admid that while reading the beginning, when Tony was first introduced, after reading his last name, DiMarco, over and over again I couldn't help but think of my gym teacher who shares the same last name. It w...more
I received this book as a courtesy from NetGalley.
I look forward to reading more books by Art Corriveau. Thumbs up for this original story.