Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath

Hey, buster! Everyone’s favourite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing adventure packed with off-the-wall drama, humour and baddie-busting action! This time, it’s a case on the wide open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea. Can Ruby crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster? All that, and she’s also got to dodge evil aristocrat Count von Viscount! Will tough cookie Ruby pull through against such impossible odds? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her…

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  • This book certainly kept me on my toes! The Ruby Redfort series is one of Lauren Child’s many marvels of literature. She has never done a series of detective stories before, so when I read about it in a local magazine, I was very intriuged. And it turned out that this book and all the others were brilliant!

    6 March 2014

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    I love this book! It was amazing! Go Lauren Child!!!!

    11 June 2013

  • loved it

    Stayed up way past my deadline and I got a right tellin off luckily managed to finish the book just as my telling off started! Go LC and her totes amaze books!

    28 May 2013

  • loved it

    A great book by Lauren Child.

    A book about a young spy called Ruby Redfort.

    Well worth the read, you’ll really enjoy it.

    5 March 2013

  • I loved this book so much, and I was so happy when I found out there was a sequel to the first Ruby Redfort book. THIS. IS. AWESOME! I highly recommend it!

    4 March 2013

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  • Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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