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

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 exceptio
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Published October 15th 2011 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Alexei Russell
Mar 07, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Hi everyone. Alexei Maxim Russell here. My thanks for reading my work. I do read every review, and appreciate every insight. And I enjoy reading the negative reviews just as much as I enjoy reading the positive, so feel free to speak your mind. I'm often more fascinated by what the review tells me about the psychology of the reader than I am in the review itself. I think that all writers are fascinated by people, in this way. Trueman Bradley has achieved a cult following in educational and advoc ...more
Irene Pohorecka
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an entertaining book that takes us into the mind of an Aspie.
The sensitivities and the unique ways of thinking are presented in an endearing way. As the mother of an Aspie, I see the message in this book as: An Aspie can be a hero. It is about accepting the differences not "correcting" them. This book is also for the neurotypicals so that they can better understand Aspergers,and see it as a different, not inferior, way of thinking.
The plot line with its comic book references and style, a
David Caldwell
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There are two aspects of this book.One aspect is to help people learn about Asperger's Syndrome.The second is to provide an entertaining mystery story.So to review the book, I will look at each aspect separately.The two aspects meshed fairly well but at times did rub against each other.

First looking at the teaching aspect.I think this was farily well done.I do feel like I know more about Asperger's Syndrome.At times, I felt like I had heard the same point so
Ewan Watson
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was first sent this book by a colleague. As it is clear in its purpose as an "educational" book, I was worried it may be dry and boring. On the contrary, the plot is pacey, fast-paced and almost impossibly entertaining. This is the first time I have ever called a book a "page-turner". As an educator, I was gratified to see it got so many recommendations from psychologists(as was my colleague) and so I could be confident the portrayals and stances about Autism were accurate.

Russell uses some ve
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Written in the voice of a person with Asperger's Syndrome Trueman Bradly: Aspie Detective is a modern hero. This book is suitable for readers from young adult onwards, and I think it would translate well into an animated movie along the lines of The Invincibles.
Landon Cramer
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I read mostly older authors and not many new ones but a few stand out and this is one of them. it almost seems like Russell created a new genre here and so it is exciting. I have no idea what to call the genre. This book has an underground following, it sems, and I can see why. Hard to explain why but I am in love with this book, it is easy reading and really very hard to put down. it is a mix of very strong atmosphere and protagonist development. the mixture of fascination and easy reading mak
Maia Sinclair
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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i am in love with this book! it is just the kind of book you like to read to pick up your spirits fun to read and reread. you really come to love trueman especailly and so I hope AMR is planning to write another trueman book. love it! ;)
Sri Ganesh
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
The character Trueman Bradley and his traits were detailed well. Could see the author's research in it.

But being a detective novel, I was expecting to see how Hero solves cases and mysteries, using his unique skills and analysis. I found it disappointing that, the author never explored it. Using imaginary equations and fantasy gadgets to solve crimes, didn't work for me.
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Alexei Maxim Russell is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, with a cult following. He is primarily a writer of Fantasy, Crime fiction, Folklore and Philosophy.

His first novel, "Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective", was published in 2011 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. It was the first work of literature to feature an openly Autistic detective and has acheived cult classic status in advocacy and edu

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