A young Scot stumbles upon a plot involving espionage, murder, and the future of Britain itself. This classic of suspense served as the basis for one of Hitchcock's most famous films.
Another hot new series from Penguin, "Great Books for Boys" offers a handful of top adventure stories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each volume sports a nice vintage-looking cover to complete the spell. Great fun (and girls can read them, too!).