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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.
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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Praise for Kentucky Thriller...
... 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
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Author:||Lauren St. John|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses and wild animals on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her memoir, Rainbow’s End. After studying journalism, she relocated to the UK, where she spent nearly a decade on the European and PGA Tours as golf correspondent to the Sunday Times. She also wrote the acclaimed music biography Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle. She is the author of the multi-award- winning The White Giraffe series for children, as well as the Laura Marlin mysteries, the ...More About Lauren St. John
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