Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth gripping mystery perfect for Enid Blyton fans, from award-winning author Lauren St John.
Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth gripping mystery, from award-winning author Lauren St John.
When Laura Marlin's Siberian husky, Skye, saves an actress's life, she and her best friend, Tariq, receive a surprise invitation to spend time working on a film set in St Petersburg in Russia. But what promises to be the coolest holiday ever quickly turns deadly as a series of accidents threaten both cast and crew and Laura finds herself at the centre of a lethal game. Could art be about to imitate life?
St John's best work of children's storytelling to date - SUNDAY TIMES on Dead Man's Cove
With vivid descriptions and a page-turning plot this is the perfect children's summer read - WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY on Dead Man's Cove
A refreshing Cornish mystery adventure with a traditional, almost Blytonesque feel, but a thoroughly modern and tenacious heroine - THE BOOKSELLER on Dead Man's Cove
Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia, now Kadoma, Zimbabwe. At 11, she and her family moved to Rainbow's End farm and game reserve, the subject of her acclaimed memoir, and she grew up surrounded by animals, including eight horses, two warthogs and a pet giraffe. After nearly a decade as golf correspondent to The Sunday Times, followed by a sojourn in the US, riding the tour buses of alt. country stars like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks, she wrote the bestselling 'White Giraffe' series. 'Dead Man's Cove', the first in her new mystery series about 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Favourite Story and Book of the Year Awards.
Lauren's website is http://laurenstjohn.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn