Artemis Fowl (#1) (out of print)
Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back, and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!
Winner of British Book Awards: WH Smith Children's Book of the Year Award 2002 and WHSmith Book Awards (Children's Book of the Year) 2002. Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Children's Book Category 2001 and Blue Peter Book Award (Book I Couldn't Put Down Prize) 2002 and Blue Peter Children's Book Awards: The Book I Couldn't Put Down 2002 and Whitbread Children's Book of the Year 2001 and BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. ARTEMIS FOWL, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.