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Bobby Lee Claremont and the criminal element /

by Mobley, Jeannie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Holiday House, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 229 pages : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780823437818; 0823437817.Subject(s): Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction | Runaways -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Criminals -- Juvenile fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: In 1923, when New Orleans native and orphan Bobby Lee Claremont boards a train to Chicago, where he hopes to join the criminal element and make a new life for himself, far away from the heavy-handed salvation of the Sisters of Charitable Mercy, he acquaints himself with a group of intriguing and possibly dangerous passengers who cause Bobby Lee to reconsider his plans.
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All aboard for a fast-paced, Jazz Age-era murder mystery set aboard a Chicago-bound train! It's 1923, and thirteen-year-old Bobby Lee Claremont is leaving the Sisters of Charitable Mercy orphanage in New Orleans, certain a better life awaits in Chicago's glamorous-sounding mob scene. But his plans unravel when he boards his train and meets the recently widowed Nanette O'Halloran, her two traveling companions, and a cop who suspects the trio of murdering Nanette's husband. Bobby Lee is sure Nanette's innocent. But what about her companions? As Bobby Lee digs for answers, he discovers the mob, Prohibition, segregation, and a famed jazz band are all pieces of an increasingly dangerous puzzle.<br> <br> A Junior Library Guild selection.

In 1923, when New Orleans native and orphan Bobby Lee Claremont boards a train to Chicago, where he hopes to join the criminal element and make a new life for himself, far away from the heavy-handed salvation of the Sisters of Charitable Mercy, he acquaints himself with a group of intriguing and possibly dangerous passengers who cause Bobby Lee to reconsider his plans.

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