One of our Debuts of the Year 2011.
May 2011 Debut of the Month.
From the bestselling and exceptionally gifted writer of the Artemis Fowl children's titles comes a brilliant, darkly comic, adult crime debut. Written with the warmth and wit that make the Artemis Fowl novels so irresistible, though with additional torture and violence, Plugged shows Eoin Colfer as a bright new talent for adult readers new to his writing as well as those readers who have loved and devoured his Artemis Fowl titles over the last 10 years.
Dan, an Irishman who's ended up in New Jersey, finds himself embroiled in a world of murder, kidnapping and corrupt cops. Dan works as a bouncer in a seedy club, half in love with hostess Connie. When Connie is murdered on the premises, a vengeful Dan finds himself embroiled in an increasingly deadly sequence of events in which his doctor friend Zeb goes mysteriously missing, a cop-killing female cop becomes his only ally, and he makes an enemy of ruthless drug-dealer Mike Madden.
|Publication date:||12th May 2011|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
'Violent, surreal and eccentric, this offering couldn't be further from his Artemis Fowl series'
'A non-stop, fever-pitched crime thriller... Genius at work'
'I loved the voice. I loved the dark streets. I love the story'
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 ...More About Eoin Colfer