Half-Moon Investigations Author:Eoin Colfer Flether 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 let's just say, it's not a skill that has been apprec... more »iated by many people, including his own family.
That doesn't bother Fletcher, though. 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. Eveything 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. « less
Eoin Colfer writes children's books...for adults. I read alot of juvenile and YA fiction in the name of volunteerism, and occasionally come across stories that cross all age lines. This novel fits that bill! Eoin Colfer draws his characters for Middle-school ages, but places them in adventures that would thrill adults.
Adult readers may want to take a break from their Patterson, Brown, Grafton, and Cornwell, and sit back for this fun romp as Fletcher Moon leaves the cushy life of lost pets and school supplies, and finds himself on a first-name basis with the dark side of the city. FIVE STARS :o)