Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St.John

Rendezvous in Russia

Written by Lauren St.John
Part of the Laura Marlin Mysteries Series

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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura’s husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq are invited toRussiafor a holiday of a life time. But Laura never seems to be far from action. Soon she’s in thick of a drama of her own as the film and the crew making it become caught up in what could be a very dangerous game indeed. Lauren St John provides a vivid setting of the Hermitage for this fast moving adventure.


Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St.John

From Cornwall to Russia. Laura, her faithful husky Skye and Tariq are whirled into a breathtaking mystery adventure when they join the film crew on the set of The Aristocratic Thief about an art heist that could never be pulled off in real life. Or could it? When a priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting is stolen in broad daylight Laura suspects the evil Straight A criminal masterminds are not far away.

Adventure and drama just seem to find Laura even when she's not looking for it, this is the fourth title in the mystery adventure series about Laura Marlin, an 11-year-old ace detective.

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... a well told story full of excitement and adventure. There is plenty of information about farms and racing to please animal lovers, and a plot which is sufficiently realistic for readers to dream of solving similar mysteries themselves. Fans new and old of Laura Marlin will thoroughly enjoy it, and will be keeping their fingers crossed that Laura will soon be back to beat the bad guys and solve further crimes. THE BOOK BAG

Lauren St John delivers a fast-moving plot filled with doubles and doppelgangers in this exhilerating read. As always, Laura Marlin makes for a redoubtable heroine who can teach the professionals a thing or two about mystery solving. BOOKTRUST

The thrills of the Kentucky Derby are at the heart of this exciting new Laura Marlin Mystery. When Laura saves the life of a stolen race horse, the reward for her and her best friend Tariq is a once in a life time trip to say on a farm in the US. But all is not as it should be on the farm and soon Laura is at the heart of a thrilling new mystery which is takes all her tenacity to resolve.11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin finds herself deep in the murky world of race-fixing in her third mystery adventure, following the Blue Peter award-winning first book DEAD MAN'S COVE. -- Julia Eccleshare LOVEREADING4KIDS

About the Author

Lauren St.John

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors 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.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

3rd July 2014




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