Half Moon Investigations

Version: Abridged
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Tom Farrelly
Genres: Juvenile & Children's
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks (UK)
Published In: June 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Fletcher Moon is a detective. But he's no ordinary detective: he also happens to be a 12-year-old boy. Fletcher's mum and dad worry about his obsession with solving crimes, and his teachers laugh at him. But it's not until a series of mysterious crimes unfold at Fletcher's school that his problems really begin. Fletcher decides to flex his detecting muscles, and with the help of the notorious Red Sharkey - who's no stranger to the police himself - he is determined to solve his first real case. But Fletcher and his unlikely ally are in much greater danger than they bargained for...

Author Details

Author Details

Colfer, Eoin

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon."

He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.