Hey, buster! Crack open this new series starring Ruby Redfort - Clarice Bean's favorite all-action heroine - and you will literally be on the edge of your wits. Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. Now in her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, along with 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. Just take a classic screwball comedy, add heaps of breathtaking action, and multiply it by Lauren Child's writing genius, and what have you got? Only the most exciting new middle-grade series since, like, ever.
As smart and observant as her socialite parents are clueless, junior high student Ruby Redfort has the makings of a top-notch sleuth. But it s her code-cracking skills that attract the attention of Spectrum, a secret intelligence agency that hires her. In this funny and action-packed first installment of an adventure series from Child, Ruby (who Child s fans will recognize as her character Clarice Bean s favorite fictional heroine) quickly becomes bored with her first Spectrum assignment, poring over the files of a code-breaking agent who met an untimely demise. With the help of her sidekick/classmate Clancy Crew, she ventures out from her well-hidden office into more dangerous territory to prevent the theft of a priceless jade Buddha statue. Playing a game of cat and mouse with criminals and fellow agents (who are furious at her for overstepping boundaries), Ruby finds her way into some dire situations, but readers will rest assured that she will find a way to squirm out of enemy hands. Child s sardonic narration will grab readers from the get-go, and puzzles laced throughout will intrigue those who share Ruby s passion for solving mysteries. Ages 10 13.
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This is the best book ever.
I have read this book and the whole series over and over again. It is 100% clean and it is an amazing story with a good plot. This is a book series you would want to keep reading over and over! Best Book Ever
This was possibly the best book I have ever read. This is for people who like mysteries but with a twist. Read to find out how Ruby Redford, 13 year old code creaking genius survives saving the Jade Buda with help from her friend, Clancy Crew and some secret agents. Ruby is brave and defiantly has a sense of humor.