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The killing

The killing

Muchamore, Robert, author

Leon is a small-time crook who's ridden his luck for three decades. When he starts splashing big money around, the cops are desperate to know where it came from. They call in CHERUB, a secret organization with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them

Paperback, Book. English. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+. Older Teenage Fiction. Spy stories. Adventure.
Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Robert Muchamore
ISBN: 0340894334, 9780340894330
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: 2005.
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: 317 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: The CHERUB series ; 4
Subject: CHERUB (Imaginary organization) Fiction.
Series Title: CHERUB series ; 4.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.9
Interest Level: UY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 210339

Author note

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working as a private investigator. He loves Arsenal and watching people fall down holes. He hates swimming and getting chased by cows. He was inspired to start writing by his nephew's complaints about the lack of anything for him to read! His books are now bestsellers in many countries around the world. For more information, go to


The action moves at a cracking pace
The Bookseller||Brilliant!
Lancashire Book of the Year 2007||Action-packed adventure ... much more credible than many of the spy stories on the market
Publishing News||Praise for books in the CHERUB series: 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.'
Sunday Express||'Crackling tension and high-octane drama.'
Daily Mail||'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again.'
Guardian||'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all.'
Daily Express||'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!'
The Times