Written by and Illustrated by
Alan Nolan
And The Blood Flowed Green

Marion Mulligan is a down-at-hell private investigator abducted by aliens and abandoned on a distant planet with only a robotic Remote Universal Translator Unit (RUNT) for company. But he needs to call on all of his skills when a murderer strikes.

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80 pages
230x150 mm

Marion ‘Mick’ Mulligan is a failed sci-fi author who dreams of escaping his humdrum life. His dreams become nightmares when he is abducted by extraterrestrials and abandoned on a lawless frontier planet.

Together with his alien buddies Crk-Tish-Crrrkkk and Zeebo and his mechanical sidekick, RUNT, Mulligan must lead a daring jailbreak, battle robo-revolutionaries on an android planet and fight false murder charges on a spacebound sphere of pure water as he desperately tries to find his way home to Earth.


Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its humour and totally unrealistic but fantastical drawings and I'm sure kids will enjoy this immensely

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'fun option for reluctant readers'

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'fantastic illustrations and slapstick humour throughout make this novella a fun easy read which would ideal for reluctant readers'

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'would also make a great stimulus for creative writing, visual art and drama'

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'much here to appeal to boys'

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'perfect for reluctant readers'

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'looks and reads wonderfully'

'there is enough here for folk of all ages to dive in and experience a great book'

'the usual Nolan mix of sharp humour goes into overdrive in this book and is an absolute delight'

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'And The Blood Flowed Green’s release heralds the end of a landmark chapter in Irish comic story'

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'The best of the series'

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