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Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
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Jan 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, kids

I was looking for some light-hearted stuff to read after a huge dose of books with lots of serial killers and blood. From Eoin Colfer's other books I have read (love the Artemis Fowl series), I knew I wasn't going to get disappointed. And boy, did this book deliver or what.

This is a story of 12-year old detective, who thinks he has seen all the cases a school playground can throw at him. But then, his own boasts about being a detective get him involved in a case against the biggest criminals in the school. And before he knows it, the case has developed into something huge, and he is a fugitive from the law he has helped uphold so many times before. And soon, he is not the only person who is getting injured.

Femme fatale, a huge conspiracy, a scary criminal family and a hardboiled, world-weary protagonist... what more does a detective story need?

If you want a one line review: Why exactly hasn't this been made into a crime noire film yet? I mean, you can almost hear the saxophone in the background while reading, and it's not that hard to imagine all the characters wearing hats either.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2012 – Started Reading
January 5, 2012 – Shelved
January 5, 2012 –
60.0% "Because if you read one crime noire story, it should be this one, starring a world weary 12 year old detective."
January 6, 2012 – Finished Reading
January 7, 2012 – Shelved as: mystery
January 7, 2012 – Shelved as: kids

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Alex you call it light-hearted????? The man almost died for god-sake!!!!!!!!!


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