The staff are sad to announce the closure of the shop. This had been due to bad management by the owner who did not understand the book trade. He did not know the value of this lovely little shop.
Britain is at war, and a secret agency called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up children as spies - because grown-ups always underestimate them. Enter May, Eric and Nuala: courageous, smart, and the Ministry's newest recruits.
It's April 1941, and London has made it through the worst of the Blitz. May, Eric and Nuala have travelled to the capital to begin spy training.
They are staying on a quiet street close to the Ministry, home to an unlikely collection of people thrown together by the war - and one day, while exploring the bombed-out house at the end of the street, they discover something that should not be there. Something that was not there when the wreckage was first combed through. Something that has been placed there recently. A body...
Could this be the missing Ministry spy that Daisy Wells is on a dangerous mission in France to find? Or could it be someone else - someone a resident of the street wanted silenced?
The second thrilling and unputdownable mystery starring a new generation of the Detective Society, from the million-copy-bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike: Robin Stevens
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