Illustrated by Terry Denton.
Roger Thesaurus watches in disbelief as his worst best friend Peter Dusting, sworn girl-hater and incorrigible bully, falls in love with the demure, sweet-natured Phoebe Drake - and gets them into more trouble than ever before.
Dusting's pursuit of Phoebe goes smoothly until he and Thesaurus and Grotty stumble across a dead body and everything starts going wrong.
A murderer is on their trail and they are having serious girl trouble . . . Should the boys pretend nothing ever happened, or go to the desert and lay low for ten years? Or should they just keep on running?