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Laura Marlin Mysteries: The Midnight Picnic: World Book Day 2014

Lauren St John

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Laura Marlin Mysteries, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

A gripping new Laura Marlin Mystery for World Book Day, from BLUE PETER AWARD-winning author, Lauren St John.

When a prize-winning essay earns Laura Marlin an invitation to a midnight picnic on mysterious Bodmin Moor she can hardly wait, especially since her best friend, Tariq, and husky, Skye, get to come too.

But Bodmin is a place steeped in legend and as the fog descends it becomes hard to separate myth from reality. When a freak accident leaves the children alone, Laura has to use all her powers of deduction to outwit an enemy who may not even exist.

A gripping new Laura Marlin Mystery for World Book Day.

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Praise for Laura Marlin Mysteries: The Midnight Picnic: World Book Day 2014

  • 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 - BOOKSELLER on Dead Man's Cove

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Lauren St John

Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs, horses and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe and One Dollar Horse series. At 17, she spent a year in the UK working as a veterinary nurse before becoming a sports and music journalist. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. The Glory, her YA novel about a long-distance horse race across the American West, has been optioned for film. Her latest books are The Snow Angel, set in Kenya and Scotland, and Kat Wolfe Investigates, the first in a new mystery series about a pet-sitter who lives in idyllic Bluebell Bay on the Jurassic Coast.

A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and the founder of Authors4Oceans. When not rescuing leopards and dolphins, she is a full-time valet to her rescued, and not in the least demanding, Bengal cat, Max.

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