Published May 10, 2011 by Headline - NZ $36.99 RRP
From the bestselling author of the ‘Artemis Fowl’ children’s titles comes a menacing adult crime debut. I haven't read this yet, (actually I had a swift read of the first two chapters, a rivetting start), but today is publication date and I reckon an author of this calibre switching to crime fiction is a big plus for all of us out here who love the genre so I am giving the title a mention ahead of my reading.
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) qualified as a primary school teacher and taught 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 several languages. In 2001 the first book in the Artemis Fowl series was published and Eoin was able to resi gn from teaching and concentrate exclusively on writing.
The much-loved ‘Artemis Fowl’ novels have sold over 1.5 million copies. Artemis Fowl was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and won the W.H. Smith Children’s Book of the Year Award.