- Taschenbuch: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Puffin (5. Juli 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 014132080X
- ISBN-13: 978-0141320809
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 11 - 13 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 1,9 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 88.419 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Half Moon Investigations (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. Juli 2007
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Praise for Half Moon Investigations: 'Repartee, irreverence, a zippy pace and suspense will leave the readers wanting more' – Irish Times
Praise for Artemis Fowl: 'Fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek, with laugh-out-loud jokes. Smart and page-turning' – Sunday Times
'Fast, funny and very exciting' – Daily Mail
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 investigates a spate of crimes in the town of Lock, the finger of suspicion is soon pointing in the direction of shady brothers Herod and Red Sharkey.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Durch den Fall ist die zehnjährige April Devereux auf ihn aufmerksam geworden. Er wird von ihr und ihrer Cousine May eingeladen und solle gestohlene, signierte Promilocke finden. Laut April kann nur Red die Locke gestohlen haben. Fletcher will den Fall ablehnen, doch er eröffnet ihm die Möglichkeit zeitgleich auch bezüglich seiner Marke zu ermitteln. Als er sich die Ermittlungsakten der Polizei zur Familie Sharkey besorgt, findet er über einhundert laufende Fälle. Die Familie scheint für mehr als 10 Jahren anhaltenden schweren Diebstahl in der Gegend verantwortlich zu sein, ohne dass man dem Familienoberhaupt etwas nachweisen konnte. Wenn es nach Fletcher geht, wird sich das jetzt ändern.
Doch Fletcher hat kaum eine Chance viele Fragen zu stellen. Als er nachts vor dem Haus der Familie jemanden im Garten beobachtet und sich anschleicht, wird er mit Reds Hurling-Stock krankenhausreif geprügelt.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Vergesst Kalle Blomquist und Emil und die Detektive. Jetzt ist Fletcher Moon da, der beste Absolvent der Berstein Akademie für Detektive und dabei ist er erst 12 (wie gut, dass er und sein Vater den gleichen Vornamen haben).
Fletcher ist der gute Artemis Fowl. Intelligent, Clever, gewitzt und leider eher klein und schmächtig, eher der Denkertyp und weniger der Junge fürs grobe, daher wird er auch Half Moon (Halbmond) genannt.
Im kleinen Städtchen Lock gibt es eine unheimliche Verschwörung, der selbst ein Fletcher Moon nicht gewachsen ist, aber so schnell gibt sich ein echter Detektiv nicht geschlagen, auch wenn er sich dafür mit seinem ärgsten Feind verbünden muss und in den kriminellen Untergrund abtauchen muss.
Dieser Krimi hat alles was ein guter Thriller braucht. Eine große Verschwörung eines bösen Genies und seiner Schergen, einen verzwickten Kriminalfall, coole Ermittler, markige Sprüche und Undercoverarbeit. Man kann kaum glauben, dass es sich hierbei eigentlich um ein Kinderbuch handelt. Der Fall ist sauber ermittelt, viel besser als in manchem Krimi für Erwachsene.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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The novel tells the hilarious exploits of another pre-teen genius Fletcher Moon, a mere 12 years old and already a graduate of an online detective course with a badge and everything. 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 born, he's had the nose for sniffing out mysteries. His first case: April Devereux, classmate and archetypical "mean girl", hires him to find out who swiped the lock of a pop star's hair that she bought on eBay. Suspicion centers on Red Sharkey, oldest son of the town's most notorious crime family. Unraveling the mystery leads Fletcher to break rule No. 1 in his detective's handbook-"Be invisible"-as Fletcher follows the clues, a conspiracy begins to emerge. But before he can solve the case, his prized badge goes missing and Fletcher finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to go on the run from the authorities, and ally himself with his chief suspect, left with 12 hours to prove his innocence by finding the guilty party.
In typical Eoin Colfer style the supporting characters are large in number, but are definitely not without distinction: a tyrant school principal aided by menacing twin Dobermans, and Fletcher's older sister, Hazel, who works out her boy troubles by writing plays and poetry while locked in her bedroom, Moon's eight-year-old, snot-nosed snitch who always has green yo-yo's hanging from his nostrils that he snorts in and out. And Fletcher himself, who with the world-weary..I mean...school-weary style of the dime=store detective, tells his tale, and the process gets: brained, nearly beat up, knocked out, knock-down and more. If only it were in black and white. It is plain to seen Colfer enjoyed writing about characters he really knew growing up, and this book has some of his best banter and most likable characters. This time Colfer's setting is suburban, but as always tailored specifically to Ireland, which is part of his series' charm. It's got `hurling" and "Step-dancing" how can you not love it? While the ending leaves a trail for future investigations. I'll be looking forward to more installments in this series. Readers ages 9-up.
Fletcher Moon is twelve and a fully licensed private detective. He takes his job very seriously even though the adults regard it as a game. But it ain't no game, not at all. There is a murky plot brewing in Fletcher's high school and he's been hired to get to the bottom of it. But he can't trust anyone and he uncovers more lies than truths. In this respect the book is kinda similar to the movie Brick by Rian Johnson.
I like the approach Colfer uses. He doesn't want to be too childish and insult his target audience but he can't take the story out of the young adult section. It's a fine line to walk and he makes it all the way.
The first-person narrative is punchy and to-the-point. No time is wasted padding and the story breezes along, going from twist to twist. It's the kind of book that you read all at once because there's no part that seems like a safe place to leave it at.
Like Artemis Fowl books, it seems that Colfer is planning on a new franchise with Half Moon Investigations. If so, I eagerly await the next.
This would make a MUCH better movie than Artemis Fowl, and there was not as many uncomfortable moments like in Artemis. And yes I'm referring to Mulch. This is your best Colfer, and I hope to see a second SOON!
With so few mystery novels on the market for middle readers nowadays, I was absolutely thrilled when I unexpectedly stumbled upon Eoin Colfer's HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS. As a fan of ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, COLUMBO, and NANCY DREW, I knew that I would certainly enjoy the tale; but I had no idea that I wouldn't be able to put it down until it was complete. Fletcher is one of the greatest characters to grace the pages of children's literature in years. His zany ideas, weird wardrobe, uber-brains, and ability to integrate himself into fights of all different shapes and sizes at the drop of the hat are hilarious; however, it's his uncanny ability to assemble clues like puzzle pieces, and solve crimes in no time flat that make him an engrossing individual. His bizarre relationship with Red Sharkey provides the reader with a handful of strange scenarios that pit them against each other at times, and leave them the best of friends at others. What's so appealing about Red is his dual-personality. Throughout the story, he shows different sides of himself that give the reader the lowdown on why his behavior is so conflicting. April Devereux, however, provides quite a few laughs. She's a spoiled tyrant whom you can't help but adore. Her pink-followers are creepy, and her determination to basically take over the world is a riot. What's so refreshing about HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS is Colfer's ability to combine so many wacky characters into one story, and have them all work with one another to build an amazing storyline that truly draws the reader in. The display of different cast systems is another thing that adds diversity to this tale, as we have the opportunity to see the differences between how each family lives. The fact that Fletcher is a chocoholic, of course, adds to the story, as well. Colfer's talent is showcased marvelously throughout HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS. Solving the crime is a true challenge that leaves you stumped until the very end; and the cliffhanger ending promises that perhaps - hopefully - a sequel is a-brewing. A hypnotizing tale that combines humor with sleuthing to create the ultimate mystery.
The humor in this book is great. Its perfect for reading aloud. There were points at which I found it hard to continue reading (aloud) I was laughing so hard.
One review suggested that the kid's genius was unbelievable, whereas because Artemis Fowl was rich it made sense that he was a genius. First of all, Half-Moon is anything but a genius. He just thinks he's a genius. Secondly, he needs others (as Artemis Fowl figures out after a much longer period). Hey, and why is it more believable that someone rich be a genius? This book really made me want Colfer to write a sequel . . . what happens next?
If I had to rate this in comparison with other Colfer books I'd place it above Artemis Fowl in its quality and far above Supernaturalist, which, in my opinion was the worst I've read of Colfer's.