This fun, silly young-adult book is by the author of the popular Artemis Fowl series, as of late being compared to the Harry Potter books in popularity. While I think that may be pushing things a bit, Colfer’s books are amusing for readers of any age. His Half Moon Investigations sets itself up to be the first in a series, focusing on a geeky young detective Fletcher Moon. Often slipping into mock-noir style, the book is amusing and quick-witted. A good read for young kids and parents who enjoy keeping their brain cells intact.