The adventures of Brian Brackbrick and George Bum continue!Brian Brackbrick is ten years old, and the one-hundred and thirty-eighth cleverest person in the whole world. With the help of his best friend, George Bum, Brian Brackbrick has saved the town from the hat-based schemes of Harry Hatman. But Old Mr. Hatston is still missing, and the hat shop remains closed and boarded up. Meanwhile, Mrs. Blumenhole has restocked her flower shop with some very unusual plants, and does not seem like her usual self…What does Mrs. Blumenhole know about Old Mr. Hatston’s disappearance?Is she working for the mysterious Mr. Sparker?What are all the new plants for?What is going on in the pet shop?Join Brian Brackbrick and his best friend George Bum, as they search for the answers amongst the quirky characters and strange goings-on in their town! This is the second book in an exciting new series for children from author GR Dix, who invites you to jump into the world of Brian Brackbrick and stay for fun, silliness, hats, cakes, books and mysteries!