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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 and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe and One Dollar Horse series, as well as her YA horse novel, The Glory. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Before becoming a children's author, she worked as a journalist for The Sunday Times, writing about sports, music and spies. Along with her veterinary nursing training, it served as perfect research for her Kat Wolfe mystery series and The Snow Angel, a standalone MG novel.

A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, a patron for horse sanctuary, Mane Chance, 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.

To find out more, visit her website at

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