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.
“Child provides something rare and wonderful in middle-school fiction: the refusal to dumb down content. . . . Long live Ruby Redfort!” — Booklist
Ruby Redfort: You can count on her if you’re between a rock and a hard place. A bite from a deadly snake? Pass the antivenin! But snakes aren’t half as poisonous as the rumors floating around Twinford. It’s a lot to chew over. When trouble’s out to get you and being smart isn’t enough, do you run like crazy, or is it time to brush up on your martial arts?
“Fans will happily greet the usual cast of marvelous supporting characters and rejoice at Ruby’s return.” — Booklist
Ruby Redfort is one fearless kid, buster. She’s ready to defy death again to capture the ghostly foe that’s stealing from the highest buildings in Twinford. But fearlessness can lead to risk-taking, which can land a person in very serious trouble. Ruby may think she’s invincible, but recklessness always comes before a fall.
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.
“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.
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.
“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!
“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.