New York: Hyperion, 2001. 278 pp. + epilogue. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"; First American edition; Illustrated dust jacket has some minor creasing on inside front flap with price of $16.95 intact, minor edgewear, otherwise in near fine condition; Black cloth over boards with crisp silver lettering on spine and cover, "1" in number line, inscribed by the author on title page, in fine condition.
Eoin Colfer (1965 - ) is an Irish writer of children's books. Best known for his Artemis Fowl series, he has also worked with Marvel Comics and wrote a sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. A film adaptation of this book is expected to be released in May 2020, directed by Kenneth Branagh. This first book in the series is about Artemis Fowl, a 12-year old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of gold.