Strong worded, mysterious, and packed with hilarity, Monster Mission is Eva Ibbotson's seventh success. On a secret island, Aunts Etta, Coral, and Myrtle are planning a crime. They are too old to continue their mission, so they need help in the form of... young, strong children.
Fabio and Minette are unhappy with their present lives. When three Aunts from an agency turn up to take Minette to her father and Fabio to school, they don't know how much their lives will change... But Myrtle makes a mistake, accidently kidnapping Lambert, the spoilt son of mean, rich Henry Sprott, unkowingly putting the whole mission in danger.
When Fabio and Minette wake up on the island, unharmed in a room with an unlocked door and go downstairs to be served breakfast by an escaped convict in an apron, they know this is no ordinary kidnapping.