Ruby Redfort #2: Take Your Last Breath

Hey, buster! Tough-cookie sleuth Ruby Redfort is back for a second detective mission. That means off-the-wall drama, razor-sharp humour and lots of very miserable baddies. This time, Ruby takes to the wide ocean for a case that has her all at sea. (Or it would, if she wasn’t always two steps ahead of the game.) Can Ruby crack the case of the Twinford pirates and avoid being eaten by a sea monster? Plus: will she dodge the evil clutches of the seriously creepy Count von Viscount?

  • The second book in Lauren Child’s barnstorming series
  • Wisecracking sleuth Ruby Redfort is a true one-off
  • A cheeky send-up of the hardboiled detective genre
  • “The coolest girl hero in years” – The Times

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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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