Bring me the head of Oliver Plunkett

by Bateman, Colin, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2005
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Eddie Had never even heard of Oliver Plunkett--or his sacred old head--until the head was stolen. Now he has three days to find it and reap the rewards. And he has just the friends to help: Gary, a new classmate with a knack a for blowing things up; Pat, a runaway orphan on a mission; and Mo, his loyal partner from the Andytown Albinos. This should be a cinch--except, of course, that the head is being hidden by none other than Scarface Cutler, the most violent gangster in the country. And the Reservoir Pups, Eddie's arch rivals, are also on the prowl. If Eddie's gang follows his master plan, surely they can come out on top . . . but when in Eddie's short life has anything gone according to plan?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Eddie Malone, first seen in Running with the Reservoir Pups0 (2004), is back in this second book of a projected trilogy. Eddie, now 12, is being sent against his will to a posh private school in Belfast. In addition to Eddie's well-portrayed troubles at school and his growing crush on his friend Mo, a savvy, sarcastic albino girl, Bateman adds a plot involving two orphans who witness the theft of the preserved head of an Irish martyr and try to reclaim the relic. Gangsters and other loopy adults (sex-starved parents, sadistic teachers, evil newspaper reporters) abound, as do evil children, who are trying to thwart the "no name gang" of three. There's nothing subtle here, and much that is specifically Irish and Catholic, but readers already familiar with Eddie will enjoy Bateman's wry humor, nutty characters, and swift-moving plot. The many references for readers new to the series make for a somewhat slow start, but the story quickly builds to a swift pace and wild finale. --Debbie Carton Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a starred review, PW called Running with the Reservoir Pups by Colin Bateman "a zany caper cloaked in the droll, dark comedy that marks his adult fiction." The second tale about Eddie and the Gang with No Name, Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett, finds Eddie at a boarding school in Belfast, drafted into a plan to reclaim the head that was stolen from a statue of Oliver Plunkett. Bateman's usual thriller plot turns and pacing will keep these pages turning and have fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy's conclusion. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Bateman, Colin, 1962- Eddie and the gang with no name.
#1 - Running with the reservoir pups
#2 - Bring me the head of Oliver Plunkett
#3 - The Seagulls have landed
Subjects Gangs -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Resourcefulness -- Juvenile fiction.
Criminals -- Juvenile fiction.
Catholic schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Gangs -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Resourcefulness -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Fiction.
Catholic schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Drogheda (Ireland) -- Juvenile fiction.
Drogheda (Ireland) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Delacorte Press,2005
Language English
Description 261 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 0385732457 (trade)
0385902697 (glb)
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