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Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

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A young boy, Martin (11), with the help of his imaginary friend, Sean (35), faces the challenges of growing up in a mildly dysfunctional family in Boyle, a small town in the middle of Ireland, in 1989. 

“The most life-affirming delight to have hit our screens in a long time” The Observer.

MOONE BOY 2: THE FISH DETECTIVE will be published on 22 October 2015

Children's

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2015

Macmillan

Successful film and TV star Chris O' Dowd collaborates with friend and fellow screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy on Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective, the second in this hilarious illustrated series inspired by the Sky TV series they co-wrote.

Martin's parents are strapped for cash: it's going to be a budget Christmas this year. So Martin plans to buy his own presents - and attempts, unsuccessfully, to get a job. Padraic puts in a word for him with his Auntie Bridget, who runs the local butcher's shop. But her shop is struggling as the fish shop across the road undercuts her and Bridget just can't compete. No one knows how the owner, Francie Feeley, does it - especially since he doesn't seem to employ anyone at his fish factory. No one goes in; no one goes out - it's a mystery.

Intrigued, Martin decides to go undercover and find out the truth, like a fish-mole - or fish detective. Martin infiltrates the factory and discovers that Francie is illegally employing a gang of Brazilian fish-gutters. They're a lot of fun and one of them, Fabio, becomes Martin's good friend. But when Martin is exposed as a spy, he has to choose which side he's on. Will Christmas be ruined for the whole of Boyle?

2014

Macmillan

Martin Moone is eleven and fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. With three elder sisters, he's desperate for a sidekick to help him fight his corner. When best mate Padraic suggests getting an imaginary friend, he decides to give it a go. His first attempt is Loopy Lou, who loves practical jokes and is a dab hand at balloon-modelling. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's clowning around, so selects Sean 'Caution' Murphy instead. Sean is much more up Martin's street - and full of advice about how Martin should negotiate day-to-day life, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to beating the bullying Bonner Boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!