Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Lost Colony, by Eoin Colfer
Colfer has done such fine work with the Artemis Fowl books. They are funny, mildly thrilling, inventive, and increasingly heart-warming. In this book, a lost colony of demons is in danger, and Artemis, Holly, Butler, Mulch, and Foaly with a couple of demon warlocks are drawn into the rescue. The demon warlock Number 1 is a sweetheart, and even the next to the baddest of the bad guys has a sad backstory. Nathaniel Parker does an amazing job with the reading.