The hapless Crim family sets sail on their final adventure in the zaniest installment of the Crims series, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Caroline Carlson! Imogen Crim has been terribly bored since she returned to Blandington. So when her nemesis-turned-best friend Ava Kruk offers to swing by the Crims' dreadful beach vacation in Dullport and rescue her in her stolen submarine, Imogen quickly agrees. A real heist with a real villain-this is the excitement Imogen has been looking for. But before Imogen and Ava can accomplish their mission, the entire Crim family catches up to them, dressed in their pirate-y finest. And what starts as an innocent (well, for a boat full of criminals) quest for buried treasure is about to become a stand-off with an up-and-coming super villain called The Gull. If Imogen has any hope of saving her family from his claws-and returning to her vacation-she'll have to trust a Kruk with her life.
PRAISE FOR THE CRIMS: Fans of English humor will enjoy the airily convoluted plot, kid-focused absurdities, and broad satire, all adorned with sly humor, tricky details, and hefty swaths of slapstick. Jolly good criminal fun. -- Kirkus Reviews This series opener is filled with unique, memorable characters. The mix of sophisticated wordplay and gut-busting potty humor will attract a wide range of readers. Hand this to fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events or Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series. -- School Library Journal Davies' light tone, throwaway lines, and inventive details let readers know they're in for a hilarious, eccentric romp.With Mysterious Benedict Society flair, Davies' novel is packed with ridiculous criminal plans, secret hideaways, wordplay, and heart. In other words, it delivers the goods. -- Booklist Fans of broad humor and outsize antics will enjoy this off-kilter romp. -- Publishers Weekly