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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

Title: Half-Moon Investigations
Author: Eoin Colfer
Published: 2006
Pages: 290
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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 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. Everything 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.
Review: Fletcher Moon isn't like most kids his age. He's the youngest detective of the world, complete with a silver-plated badge. He doesn't get big cases and everything seems to go on as normal until he's hired by a classmate and everything changes.
I loved the idea of having a detective as the protagonist, especially one so young as Fletcher. He's just a kid but is trying to act as the detective that his badge says he is.I liked how he didn't give up and solved the case as he was supposed to.
I loved the Sharkeys! They were just like any other family but like every family they were different.  The reputation they had made them want to act the way they did so that others would keep thinking the things they did. The relationship that they had with each other was that of any sibling.
This was definitively a good book. It's a middle grade book but I think that older readers would also enjoy the light mood that it has. If you are thinking of maybe reading it, you should!


  1. I love this kind of book and I love Eoin Colfer's writing, so I have no idea why I haven't read this yet lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. this is exactly something i would have read when i was in middle school or so. thanks for the great review!