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A Hitch At the Fairmont

(2014)
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An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in this rollicking mystery rife with action, adventure, intrigue, and all the flavor of film noir.

After the mysterious death of his mother, eleven-year-old Jack Fair is whisked away to San Francisco's swanky Fairmont Hotel by his wicked Aunt Edith. There, he seems doomed to a life of fetching chocolates for his aunt and her pet chinchilla. Until one night, when Aunt Edith disappears, and the only clue is a ransom note written... in chocolate?

Suddenly, Jack finds himself all alone on a quest to discover who kidnapped Aunt Edith and what happened to his mother. Alone, that is, until he meets an unlikely accomplice - Alfred Hitchcock himself! The two embark on a madcap journey full of hidden doorways, secret societies, cryptic clues, sinister villains, and cinematic flair.

Including an author's note about the real Hitchcock and an appendix of film references, this "fine read" is a "love letter to all that Hitchcock stood for" (Kirkus Reviews).

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"Clever, intelligent, and completely entertaining. Read it!" - Patricia MacLachlan


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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Hitch at the Fairmont
Author(s): Jim Averbeck
ISBN: 1-4424-9447-6 / 978-1-4424-9447-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Hitch at the Fairmont
Author(s): Jim Averbeck
ISBN: 1-4424-9448-4 / 978-1-4424-9448-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Hitch at the Fairmont
Author(s): Jim Averbeck
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Hitch at the Fairmont
Author(s): Jim Averbeck
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK