Author(s): Child, Lauren,
Date of Publication: 05/07/2012,
Pagination: 432 pages,
Series: Ruby Redfort,
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books,
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 9 years, Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Here's the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick sidekick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis. In this first book, we go right back to Ruby's beginnings as an agent.
When an anonymous caller sets Ruby a challenge, it's not long before she finds her way into the HQ of the most secret of secret agencies - SPECTRUM. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action adventure, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the formidable Fool's Gold Gang...