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A gritty, gangland comedy from the author of the wonderful Artemis Fowl series of children’s books, but this one is purely for the grown-ups. The second in the series that began with Plugged, this witty novel continues the story of bouncer-turned-club owner- turned gangster, Daniel McEvoy, as he struggles to appease old enemies without making any new ones. A clever Irish writer’s take on American organised crime, it is set not in New York but New Jersey, a small pond where big fish with guns can pretend they have the power of the Mafia. A comedy tinged with the grit and grime of daily life, a thriller with its tongue in its cheek, another triumph from a writer I just love.

If you like Eoin Colfer you might also like to read books by Patrick Quinlan, Christopher Brookmyre and Colin Bateman.

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Synopsis

Screwed by Eoin Colfer

The superb follow-up to Eoin Colfer's highly acclaimed adult cime debut PLUGGED featuring Irish ex-army sergeant Dan McEvoy, written with the warmth and wit that make his Artemis Fowl novels so irresistible.

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Ex-army sergeant Daniel McEvoy is ready to say goodbye New Jersey's lawless underworld and concentrate on his new life as club owner and bona fide boyfriend. But when he's abducted and driven into the Hudson by a vengeful crime boss, he realises that the New Jersey underworld isn't ready to say goodbye to him. If Dan is to survive, he will have to evade bad guys on both sides of the law and find the missing aunt who once taught him how to handle boobs. Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels, turns his outstanding talent to a world as criminally funny as it is dark and compelling.

About the Author

Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.”

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Eoin's most famous books are the incomparable Artemis Fowl series but he has written some excellent one off novels such as The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT EOIN COLFER...

“Wildly original… and you thought fairy stories were just for kids.”
T2 (The Telegraph) on Artemis Fowl

“It’s a highly original adventure story with an action-packed plot which twists and turns right to the end – a kind of William Gibson meets the Hobbit/Irish Legends. It has all the right ingredients.” Marc Lambert, Children’s Programme Director at the Edinburgh Festival on Artemis Fowl

“Make sure you buy it!” Denise Van Outen, Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast on Artemis Fowl

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Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Eoin Colfer

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www.eoincolfer.com/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780755391882

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