When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall; she longs for a life of excitement just like the characters in her favourite detective novels.A real life adventure is on hand as she is deposited at her uncle's spooky house . . . Why does her uncle; Calvin Redfern; forbid her to go to Dead Man's Cove? What's the truth about Tariq; the silent Indian boy who lives with the flamboyant Mukthars? Who is J? Who has left the message in a bottle for Laura to discover? Mysteries abound and who better to solve them than Laura Marlin; ace detective?Accompanied by her trusty companion; Skye; a three-legged husky; the dog she's always wanted; Laura's adventures begin in this first captivating mystery.
Kidnap in the Caribbean
Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth gripping mystery; from award-winning author Lauren St John.
Laura Marlin's two greatest loves in life are detective novels and animals; so she is ecstatic when her uncle agrees to let her keep a horse after they rescue it; crazed with fear; from an overturned horsebox. But he has a condition. Before he will allow her to adopt it they have to find its former owner; just to ensure that it hasn't been stolen. A visit to Newmarket to investigate the thoroughbred's origins leads Laura to the Kentucky Derby in the US and deep into the murky world of race-fixing.
Rendezvous in Russia
Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth gripping mystery; from award-winning author Lauren St John.When Laura Marlin's Siberian husky; Skye; saves an actress's life; she and her best friend; Tariq; receive a surprise invitation to spend time working on a film set in St Petersburg in Russia. But what promises to be the coolest holiday ever quickly turns deadly as a series of accidents threaten both cast and crew and Laura finds herself at the centre of a lethal game. Could art be about to imitate life?
The Secret of Supernatural Creek
With her arch-nemesis; Mr A; safely behind bars; Laura Marlin can't wait to relax on a school trip to Australia. But hours after arriving; the appearance of a threatening supernatural message makes her fear for her safety. As the group tours the Northern wilderness; mysteries and near-disasters haunt them; but only Laura believes they're connected. Can she figure out what's realand what's an illusion ... before it's too late?
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