Docherty, Jimmy. The ice cream con.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

DOCHERTY, Jimmy. The ice cream con. Scholastic, Chicken House. 256p. c2008. 978-0-545-02885-1. $16.99. JS *

Young Jimmy, looking to protect himself from constantly being mugged by the tough characters at his Glasgow, Scotland housing project, starts a rumor about a protective Sicilian godfather he calls the Big Baresi. With the help of Jimmy's friends, the rumor sweeps through the project, and it soon takes on a life of its own, with everyone speculating about this ruthless gangster. Then a fortune in stolen diamonds vanishes...

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