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Half-Moon Investigations

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  7,358 ratings  ·  600 reviews
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 let's just say, it's not a skill that has been appreciated by many people, including his own family.

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Published June 13th 2006 by Listening Library (first published 2006)
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Dom D'amato
Alex Rider or Jason Steed it isn't but Fletcher Half-Moon was a great book, I would hope that there is going to be more.
He is a detective rather than spy unlike Alex Rider and Jason Steed, but the story is interesting easy to read and I loved it.
Jake W
i am currently reading half moon.the main character is fletcher moon.the authors name is eoin colfer and he does a really good job at making this book come to life its like i can picure exactly what is going on around me.and there are alote of mysteries trying to be solved and all you want to find out is how the mystery is solved i also like this book because its very suspensfull. when i start reading this book i feel like i cant stop it really drags you in. fletcher moon loves to solve mysterie ...more
Ryan
Jan 29, 2008 Ryan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ya
I'm a fan of the Artemis Foul books. I've listened to them all. Quite entertaining. If for no other reason than they're read by an Irishman. So, I figured I'd take a listen at another one of Colfer's books. Half-Moon Investigations is a solid book that spoke (no pun intended) to me personally.

As with the Artemis books, you've got a pre-teen boy that tries his very best to be as independent as possible, has a higher than average IQ, is witty, clever, and finds trouble around every bend. As the bo
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Amanda Thompson
Original BookTube review HERE

This is perhaps one of Colfer's more underrated novels, but it’s a personal favorite of mine.

I originally picked up this book because I was on a mission to read each and every one of Colfer’s novels. At this point you’re probably remembering that yesterday I did warn you he is my favorite author.

Half Moon Investigations is vastly different from the Artemis Fowl series and The Supernaturalist in genre and style, and I think that is the main reason it doesn’t get the c
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Kathryn
I knew when smoky jazz filled the car that I was in for trouble, and I was right. I had to leave ten minutes early for everything because I just had to finish the chapter. The combination of Eoin Colfer's dime-store humor and Sean Patrick Reilly's melodramatic brogue makes me believe I have entered the world of a P.I.

The characters are just wonderful, falling into mystery novel stereotypes while still managing to surprise you at every turn. The plot is engaging, the dialogue is entertaining, an
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Boo Langdon
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Half Moon Investigations

The book I read was by Eoin Colfer, it was called Half Moon Investigations. This book was about a kid named Half Moon he just wanted to be a detective. He is hired to find a missing lock of a pop-stars hair that is believed to have been stolen. This was his first real case where he gets paid. He was very excited about this. But he is being paid but in the process he actually uncovers a larger mystery, kids all around town are missing their things. He sets ou
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Chris
My name is Moon. Fletcher Moon. And I'm a private detective. In my twelve years on this spinning ball we call Earth, I've seen a lot of things normal people never see. I've seen lunch boxes stripped of everything except fruit. I've seen counterfeit homework networks that operated in five counties, and I've seen truckloads of candy taken from babies.

I thought I'd seen it all. I had paid so many visits to the gutter looking for lost valentines, that I thought nothing could shock me. After all, whe
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Stephanie (Bookfever) ♥Adrian Ivashkov♥
I just can't dislike books by Eoin Colfer. I really can't. Although Half Moon Investigations wasn't my favorite book ever by him, I still enjoyed it a lot. I actually enjoyed it a whole lot more than I originally thought I would because this book is more in the mystery genre.

Once again Mr. Colfer managed to create very interesting characters. The main character, Fletcher Moon, of course being the most fascinating. But I also liked Red Sharkey a lot. And I also have to say that Colfer has a knack
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Alison
I've decided I'm pretty stingy with my stars because I loved this book but it only gets four.

1 star=I'm sorry I read this book. It was worthless to me.
2 stars=I know there is value to this book. It's probably a classic, but it didn't have a happy ending, so...
3 stars=It's a fine book.
4 stars=I really enjoyed this book. I might even be interested in reading it again sometime.
To get 5 stars, a book has to change me. It becomes a part of who I am.

So, that said, this book made me laugh out loud. I l
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Susan
Oh I loved this book! I listened to it on my ipod, read by a dude with an Irish accent (It takes place in Ireland.) I sincerely giggled in several parts. Fletcher Moon takes an online course to become a detective. Since he is only 12, he had to “borrow” his dad’s ID to actually receive his official private detective license.

He solves crimes in the playground, mostly for chocolate. But he finally gets a “real” case for 10 Euros. As he gets caught up in the case, he is helped by an unlikely guy…
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Darla
(Genre:Children's fiction/mystery) 3 1/5 stars. I liked this book more than I was expecting. It turned out to be quite a fun read. Fletcher (Half Moon) Moon is a preteen boy who has a real detective's mind. After graduating in the top of his online detective course, he has his badge and is ready to solve other people's mysteries. Unfortunately, his first paying detective job ends up with him involved in the mystery and that really begins to complicate his investigation as well as his personal li ...more
Miekka
I got this from the library because we have really enjoyed listening to the Artemis Fowl series as we travel and this is by the same author. This did not even come close to being as interesting or exciting. The story is definitely meant for children, but it also had some darkish parts that could be a little too much for some children. So I'm not sure what category it would fall into. We listened to the whole thing, but only because we had nothing else at the time. If you are looking for somethin ...more
Krizia Anna
This was an easy book to read. Great for kids from grade 2 to grade 6. I really did not like it that much because I felt that the book was too juvenile. Nancy Drew mysteries are better and more exciting but this one is definitely better written. It was exciting but I was kind of disappointed with the ending.

If you're a fan of Eoin Colfer then you can read this. Fletcher Moon is the total opposite of Artemis Fowl. :)
Jeni Enjaian
A review from my old blog...

I didn't like this book as much. I liked Artemis Fowl a lot because of how Colfer wove together humans (or Mud Men :D) and the People (fairies). The extreme danger that Holly and Artemis usually find themselves in culminated usually from the conflict between the aforementioned groups.

In Half-Moon Investigations I simply see Fletcher Moon as another reincarnation of a typical pre-teen kid turned detective. I could list all of the various incarnations but there's really
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John

I was planning to get round at last to reading the author's Artemis Fowl and somehow ended up with this book in my hands instead. 12-year-old Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half" because he's small, is obsessed with the notion of being a detective. There's a crime wave hitting his school, and he's commissioned by one of the "pink girls" to solve the mystery of a stolen lock of a pop star's hair, bought from eBay and now purloined. Following clues, he discovers this theft is part of a much larger and
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Anirudh Parthasarathy
Half Moon Investigations is a book written by Eoin Colfer, the author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series. This book is still, a stand alone but I believe that it is likely to have a sequel considering the contents of the book's epilogue. This is a mystery novel, can be categorised under juvenile fiction. Unlike the other books of Eoin Colfer, this is not fantasy and for a change, he hasn't even tried bringing in any supernatural element.

Since this is a mystery novel, it won't be sensible t
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I was an Eoin Colfer fan for quite a while before I stumbled upon Half Moon Investigations, so when I did come across it, I wasted no time in seizing it. And to say that it did not disappoint would be an understatement.

Protagonist Fletcher Moon is a sarcastic twelve-year-old private detective who finds it hard to be taken seriously despite the fact that he has a legitimate degree from a prestigious detective school. His first real client is April Devereaux, the ringleader of Les Jeunes Etudiante
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Jackson
Half-Moon Investigations
Eoin Colfer

Half-Moon Investigations is about a 12 year old boy named Fletcher Moon, or as most call him, Half-Moon. He is different from most 12 year olds, he is a certified private detective. He starts of with small cases like finding peoples notebooks, the principals keys or by finding a pop stars lock of hair, but his badge is stolen, he gets beat up and accused for arson. He has to team up with the main suspect and they go on a run from the cops and his parents.

I like
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Denial
Dec 10, 2009 Denial rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young people who like "Monk" or any good crime drama
Great book. An aspiring detective tries to detect-ify his way through what at first seems like a simple juvenile crime, but turns out to be a chain of... course, I won't give away the ending for you.
I already liked Colfer for the Artemis Fowl series when I first read this book in the 7th grade, and this just reinforced my opinion. Colfer manages to pull off a great mystery and quite a good interpersonal relations tale from a (junior?) high school perspective. A few other YA mystery novels I've r
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Brooks Benjamin
I thought I was a heck of a lot smarter than I really was in middle school.

We had four channels to choose from in my house (2, 6, 8, and 10) and my mom was the official Lady of the Remote from 6:00 until 9:00 on Sundays. After that she allowed my dad to turn it to something else while she went to bed and read herself to sleep. But it was during those three hours, the time when my mother held domination over all things entertainment, when I became a die-hard fan of Murder She Wrote.

And also when
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Maya
HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS is sort of a mystery. The main character Fletcher (Half Moon) Moon is accused of arson. He escapes from the police and with the help of the notorious Sharkey family has to figure out who really did it. Fletcher’s main internal conflict trying to solve the mystery by any means possible. That means even breaking the law to find the real criminal. His main external conflict is not being caught by the police.

Through the book I noticed that Fletcher was an extremely good det
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Kim (magicsandwiches) Lawyer
An absolutely charming and delightful middle-grade mystery set in Ireland. Fletcher Moon is a budding detective, called upon by schoolmates to solve neighborhood crimes. This time he might be in over his head, especially when he becomes a suspect himself and has to team up with the school thug to clear his name. Don't miss this one on audio, the Irish lilt of the narrator does so much for this story.
Reta Pyke
As a children's librarian I read a considerable amount of Juvenile fiction. In my other life I read a lot of mystery novels. This book was amazing from both perspectives.
Eoin Colfer (sounds like Owen, if you've ever wondered) has really nailed the voice and tone of a hard-boiled private detective, trapped in the body and world of a twelve year old kid. The first person narration is brilliant and sarcastic with many witty quips and comebacks.
The mystery itself is a well written, crazy, yet with
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Zhao
I found this book in the library and I saw that the author is Eoin Colfer and the series of Artemis Fowl sprang up in my mind. I know that he is an amazing author and decided to read it. This book is about a 12 year old boy is is solving small crime cases but then finds himself into a dangerous adventure. The book is some what easy so I read it to help relax myself. I love the book because it a funny story about something that is really serious. It take a lot of work to include humor into someth ...more
Alex Grant
Well, for starters, this book has a certain amount of mystery, and this cool plot twist.
I would say more, but it would spoil the book, so just read it. ;)
Gerson
Jun 21, 2009 Gerson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: future detectives
Fletcher really can be a good detective. He proves people guilty that I thought were innocent. He seems to give justice all around the area though a lot of people hate him for it. It's both funny and interesting to hear about his first case when he was four. I'm a little confused about the nickname Half-Moon. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the name at all and I don't see anything offensive about it. Though a lot of people hate him, he has a family that cares about him and he makes ...more
Ms. Foley
A cute detective story--I listened to in on CD and they put the old fashioned detective movie music behind it, which fit and made it funnier.
Julie Decker
Fletcher Moon is the youngest official detective in the world. He has his certification and badge from an online private investigation school to prove it, and he won't let you forget it. And even though the kids give him crap for being short, he garners some respect by actually being quite good at solving mysteries. When popular girl April asks Fletcher to track down a prized possession of hers that's disappeared, he targets a notorious family in the town for his first suspects, but soon finds c ...more
Abhishek
If a book can make you grin from time to time, then it’s bound to be difficult to not fall completely in love with it. Eoin Colfer could get such a reaction with his Artemis Fowl series, and once more his new young hero Fletcher Moon aka Half Moon is as interesting and as funny, even if he does not mean to be. Half Moon Investigations is the story of a 12-year old who considers himself a serious detective. He even has a badge to show for it! The problem is there are only a few who take him serio ...more
Carolyn  K.
Cute, comical, and fun stuff!

Definitely a little too intelligent, Fletcher Moon gets himself in a web of events, along with dangers, intrigues, unlikely circumstances, that ultimately leads to a profound breaking of a mystery.

Fletcher was one curious and entertaining character. He was the main reason I enjoyed this book, since his defining voice set him apart from everyone that made him easily capable of being a young kid but also an intelligent and smart person. At first, when I started readi
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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 and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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