Ruby Redfort #1: Look into My Eyes

Hey, buster! Is life a total yawn? Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort. The tough-cookie sleuth who makes Nancy Drew look like a crybaby. Want to know more? Of course you do, bozo. So here’s the lowdown. She’s a genius code-cracker, super sleuth and gadget-laden special agent. Her skills are sizzling hot, but she always stays ice-cool in a crisis! In this first mission, a hush-hush job leads Ruby into deadly danger. But if those dumb crooks think they can mess with Ruby, they think wrong. Ouch.

  • The first 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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