Plugged by Eoin Colfer

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Dan, an Irishman who's ended up in New Jersey, finds himself embroiled in a world of murder, kidnapping and corrupt cops. Dan works as a bouncer in a seedy club, half in love with hostess Connie. When Connie is murdered on the premises, a vengeful Dan finds himself embroiled in an increasingly deadly sequence of events in which his doctor friend Zeb goes mysteriously missing, a cop-killing female cop becomes his only ally, and he makes an enemy of ruthless drug-dealer Mike Madden. Written with the warmth and wit that make the Artemis Fowl novels so irresistible, though with additional torture and violence, PLUGGED is a brilliant crime debut from a naturally gifted writer with a huge fanbase.
 

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 September 1, 2011 by Overlook. 290 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Transplanted from Ireland to the picaresque vale of Essex County, N.J., sharp-witted, hair-challenged, ex-professional soldier Dan McEvoy finds he must cope with a nonstop barrage of problematic issues, all with pain and suffering potential.

Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

The Guardian

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The rumour that JK Rowling may one day turn to crime has long persisted, despite any declaration of intent from her, because it clearly makes publishing sense to lure escapees from one of publishing's most lucrative genres – children's fiction – into another: mystery and suspense.

May 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Publishers Weekly

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The mixture of Colfer’s amusing prose and narrator John Keating’s comedic timing makes this audio production a thoroughly entertaining listening experience.

Oct 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Publishers Weekly

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Irish author Colfer, best known for his middle-grade Artemis Fowl series, makes his much anticipated crime novel debut with this pitch-perfect comic noir.

Jun 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Kirkus Reviews

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Irish writer Eoin Colfer made himself world famous with his Artemis Fowl novels, a hugely popular series the author describes as “Die Hard with fairies.” His other output includes several other fantasy series and a gig writing And Another Thing, the sixth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Gal...

May 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

New York Journal of Books

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Plugged is a miles-apart transition for the acclaimed young adults’ author, as he makes the brave leap to adult fiction—not the easiest of leaps to make, especially if that leap is the wide and dangerous canyon of hardboiled crime where safety nets are as scarce as a Tony Soprano’s diet.

Jul 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Book Reporter

If Carl Hiassen married Raymond Chandler and engaged Dave Barry to be a surrogate mother, PLUGGED would be the progeny.

Sep 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Express

When you’re such a successful children’s author breaking the adult market is the obvious next step.

Jun 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Independent.ie

However outlandish the plot twists in Westlake or Block, they always made sense to the reader, but too often in Colfer's novel what happens is simply unbelievable -- especially in those scenes where Dan, surrounded by armed goons who are about to kill him, simply gets the better of them, ...

May 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

NJ.com

Who knew New Jersey had acquired an international reputation as a setting for hard-boiled crime fiction?

Sep 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

MostlyFiction Book Reviews

When the book begins McEvoy is getting hair plugs from an unlicensed doctor named Zeb who operates a fly-by-night office, and it’s this relationship combined with the murder of a Slotz hostess that takes McEvoy out of his role of neighbourhood bouncer to amateur investigator.

Sep 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Bookmarks Magazine

Bullets are flying, everybody's on the take and it all may be more than Daniel's new hair plugs can handle.

And Daniel's got to find the guy who put in those hair plugs--or at least his body--and fast, or else he'll never get that voice out of his head.

May 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

DNA

I mean business tricks, not prostitution obviously.” Dark humour, nonchalance worn on the sleeve like a pennant, crazies coming out of the woodwork, a rather humdrum tale at the core…can you really blame the reader for thinking Artemis Fowl has erm,grown up, become halfway decent and gets to solv...

Dec 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

ForeWord Reviews

Taking both investigations into his own hands and thinking like a soldier again, Daniel must dodge Cloisters’s lone crime boss, a detective who can’t decide whether to shoot or kiss him, and the crazy lady who lives above him.

Jun 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Alternative Magazine Online

Likewise, Irish Mike Madden (“one guy trying to upgrade from hood to boss”, not really Irish either) seems unsure whether to kill Dan or employ him.

Dec 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

Alibi

Plugged introduces us to Daniel McEvoy, an Irish immigrant living in the relatively calm community of Cloisters, N.J.

Dec 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Plugged

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