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Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

 

Meet Fletcher Moon. Half-pint schoolboy and fully qualified private investigator. Since graduating online, he has solved all sorts of minor mysteries at school and at home. It was only a matter of time before things got serious. When Fletcher starts asking questions about a spate of odd crimes in the town of Lock, it quickly becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems. And the hunter is about to become the hunted.

 

This was my first successful deviation on audio from teenage chick-lit. Read by Tom Farrelly, it is the perfect voice for this book. Although I'm not too convinced about some of the voices, amusing as they were!

 

Colfer captures perfectly the way you would expect the mind of a 12 year old detective to work, and the whole book has the correct sense about it.

 

The case is simplistic, and on the whole feasible if not entirely believable that it could happen in your own town. Fletcher, also known as Half, Moon makes some strange acquaintances but all them are rooted firmly in reality (no fairies here!).

 

The writing is humourous and accessible, and the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat as it twists and twists again. Everytime you think you know where it's going, Colfer steers you around another turn and off you go again.

 

I'm sure this isn't going to be a stand-alone book, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next appearance of Fletcher and friends. In fact I may be waiting even more eagerly than I will be the next Artemis Fowl book.

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Honestly i was dissapointed with Half Moon Investigations. Maybe because i like artemis fowl to much but i never really found the book appealing. It seemed far to much like a bad 80's spy book for me you know the ones where you had t guess who did it and pick the path. I dont know why but thats what it reminded me of. I havent heard it on audio though maybe it makes it better.

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