Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

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Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname "Half Moon" because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he's had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And after graduating at the top of his Internet class, he is officially certified as the youngest detective in the world. He even has a silver-plated detective's badge to prove it. Everything is going along fine until two things happen: a classmate hires him to solve a crime, and his prized badge is stolen. All signs point to the town's most notorious crime family, the Sharkeys. As Fletcher follows the clues, evidence of a conspiracy begins to emerge. But before he can crack the case, Fletcher finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to pair up with the unlikeliest of allies and go on the run from the authorities. Fletcher has twelve hours to find the guilty party--or he is the guilty party.

About Eoin Colfer

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Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist,Eoin Colfer’s Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Published December 4, 2009 by Disney Hyperion. 305 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Travel. Fiction

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With unlikely ally, Red Sharkey, Fletcher follows clues that point to some kind of weird conspiracy, but he’s forced undercover when someone tries to frame him for the crimes.

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April's cousin May is a step dancer ("Go and do your Riverdance thing," April says dismissively at one point), the boys play hurling ("the Irish sporting version of pitched battle") and swear loyalty by invoking the Irish marble oath, "Brick miss must celt ."

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Summary: Great fun as the Artemis Fowl author gives us a twelve year old private eye forced into solving a local crime spree, in a tight little plot narrated with a delightfully classy style.

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This book had me hooked (though it helped I had hours of time) I would not have put it down even if i was supposed to be doing something.

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My son loves the other books by this author and I found this book at my childs bookfair thought he'd love it he di then said I had 2 read it 2 and once I started it i couldn't put it down.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Fletcher is beaten with a club into unconsciousness and hospitalized.

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Some of them are: ”You don’t have to like your employers, you just have to like their money.” “Never become a piece of the puzzle.” “A detective never knows which seemingly insignificant fact will solve the case.” A number of them get proven wrong as Fletcher learns not to trust the book...

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