Blink and You Die by Lauren Child

Blink and You Die

Written by Lauren Child
Part of the Ruby Redfort Series

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October 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Nobody beats Ruby Redfort! | Blink and You Die is the very last book in Lauren Child’s superb Ruby Redfort girl detective series, and what a finale it is! Someone, someone even more dangerous and ruthless than Ruby’s arch enemy The Count, is out to get Ruby. What should she do? Stay indoors and wait for someone else to do something? Or go out there, root out the trouble and save herself? With Ruby, there’s only ever one option: death or glory! A typically fabulous story of revelations, mushrooms and double crossings follows culminating in a wonderful scene that has some characters literally hanging by an eyelash, and all loose ends elegantly tied up. No-one could ever match Ruby for brains, panache or pzazz, and she will be sorely missed!

There are wonderfully independent girl sleuths in Robin Stevens’s popular Murder Most Unladylike series, while Caleb Crisp’s Ivy Pocket books are inventive, stylish, idiosyncratic mysteries too. ~ Andrea Reece


Blink and You Die by Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, ace code-breaker, thirteen-year-old genius. In the sixth and final book, the stakes are higher than ever; no one is safe and even the most dangerous criminals are running scared.
Luckily, Ruby’s parents are as blissfully unaware as ever and Hitch, Mrs Digby and Clancy are on hand to help. But can Ruby wisecrack her way out of danger and outwit her enemies?

In this taut new adventure, Ruby must root out a hidden adversary, crack complex new codes and solve a decades-old mystery. Along the way, she encounters rare mushrooms, UFOs, yellow snakes and more than a few red herrings! Nothing is as it seems and as Ruby gets closer to the truth, she uncovers a deadly trail of deceit and is forced to question everything she believes to be true


Praise for Lauren Child:

'Lauren Child is a publishing phenomenon' - Observer Magazine

'Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating' - The Independent

Praise for the Ruby Redfort series:

'The coolest girl hero in years ... Child refuses to write down to her tween and teen audience and challenges readers with more twists than a curling tongs party The Times

'Redfort is one of the best things to happen to ten-plus British fiction' The Times

Praise for Clarice Bean

'Lauren Child has put imagination and fun back into the real worlds of childhood' - Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

'Cool, punchy, stylish' - Sun

'A cracking adventure' - Mail

'What more could adventure-loving girls want?' - The Sunday Times

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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528 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

6th October 2016




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