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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 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 and you can follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

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