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Ruby Redfort Series

Lauren Child
Hey, buster! Crack open this series starring Ruby Redfort — Clarice Bean’s favorite all-action heroine — and you will literally be on the edge of your wits.
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Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort Series : Titles in Order

Book 6
Got a sixth sense for trouble? Read on, buster. Our favorite girl detective calls on her gut instincts in an exciting grand finale of the Ruby Redfort series.

Ruby Redfort: you can count on her when the ice starts to crack. Falling through the air at 120 miles per hour? Just relax and think fast. But now even Ruby Redfort is running scared. A bunch of people want her dead, and worst of all, one of them is on her team. When your name is first on a mastermind’s hit list, do you lock the doors, switch off the lights, and wait for someone else to do something? Or do you get out there and save yourself? If you’re Ruby Redfort, genius code breaker and undercover agent, the choice is clear: death or glory. In a satisfying series finale, surprises are in store and Spectrum’s backstory comes to light as fans bid good-bye to Ruby Redfort, every smart kid’s smart kid.
Book 5
Wisecracking, code-cracking girl detective Ruby Redfort gets an unexpected taste of the action in her fifth fast-paced adventure.

Ruby Redfort: You can count on her if you’re between a rock and a hard place. A bite from a poisonous snake? Pass me the antivenom. Need someone to take the fall? You don’t even have to ask. Stay one step ahead of trouble? Not so easy. There are always snakes to look out for, but they aren’t half as poisonous as the rumors floating around Twinford. It’s a lot to chew over. Will Ruby pull through in one piece? When trouble’s out to get you and being smart is not enough, do you run like crazy, or is it time to brush up on your martial arts?
Book 4
How do you catch a thief who isn’t there? Ruby discovers the perils of throwing caution to the wind as she embarks on her fourth adventure.

Ruby Redfort has a lot of reasons to feel confident. Undercover agent, code cracker, thirteen-year-old genius — she’s one fearless kid, buster. Unmasking an evil villain? Done. Honing her parkour skills by climbing skyscrapers and leaping across roofs? All in a day’s work. Heeding the warning signs? Well, not so much. When a ghostly foe begins stealing from the highest buildings in Twinford, Ruby Redfort is ready to defy death one more time to capture the bandit. But fearlessness can lead to taking risks, which can land a person in very serious trouble. While Ruby may think she’s invincible, there’s truth to the saying that recklessness always comes before a fall.
Book 3
There’s more to most things than meets the eye—or nose—as code-cracking, wisecracking girl detective Ruby Redfort discovers in her third adventure.

Wild animals roaming around Twinford? Ruby Redfort has heard the rumors, but she doesn’t quite believe them. She’s got enough on her mind doing wilderness survival training with the secret agency Spectrum, and her bad eyesight isn’t helping. But as high society buzzes with news of a very exclusive perfume formula coming to town, and some priceless jewelry goes missing, Ruby begins to sense a sinister plot in the works. Can our favorite action hero sniff out the clues in time to keep Twinford safe from evil scents? Well, let’s say this is one of those times when you gotta forget the rules and follow your nose to survive.
Book 3
“The latest Ruby Redfort adventure features Child’s trademark wit, with clever allusions to popular culture, gentle digs at out-of-it parents, and a complex yet accessible plot.” — Booklist

Wild animals roaming around Twinford? Wisecracking Ruby Redfort has heard the rumors, though she doesn’t quite believe them. But as high society buzzes with news of a very exclusive perfume formula coming to town and some priceless jewelry goes missing, Ruby begins to sense a sinister plot in the works. Can our favorite action hero sniff out the clues in time to keep Twinford safe from evil scents? Well, let’s just say this is one of those times when you gotta forget the rules and follow your nose to survive.
Book 2
Crack open Ruby Redfort’s second adventure — and you will literally be on the edge of your wits.

Everyone’s favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea. . . . Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her.
Book 2
"It’s as if James Bond met Nancy Drew met Harriet the Spy. . . . Three cheers for a determinedly wholesome mystery series that doesn’t talk down to its audience.” — Booklist

This time, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and everyone’s favorite girl detective, Ruby Redfort, is out at sea. Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her!
Book 1
"Sardonic narration will grab readers from the get-go, and puzzles laced throughout will intrigue those who share Ruby’s passion for solving mysteries." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. In her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, and her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum. Ruby gets into lots of scrapes with evil villains, but she’s always ice-cool in a crisis.
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