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Lauren St. John

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs, horses and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe and One Dollar Horse series. At 17, she spent a year in the UK working as a veterinary nurse before becoming a sports and music journalist. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. The Glory, her YA novel about a long-distance horse race across the American West, has been optioned for film. Her latest books are The Snow Angel, set in Kenya and Scotland, and Kat Wolfe Investigates, the first in a new mystery series about a pet-sitter who lives in idyllic Bluebell Bay on the Jurassic Coast.

    A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation 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.
    28th May 2015

    Dead Man's Cove

    When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for a life of exci... More

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    10th August 2017

    Laura Marlin Mysteries: The Secret of Supernatural Creek: Book 5

    Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is back for her next exciting adventure in the fifth mystery from award-winni... More

    (8 reviews)
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    2nd July 2007

    The White Giraffe: Book 1

    The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the Africa... More

    (7 reviews)
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    28th May 2015

    Kidnap in the Caribbean

    Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, esp... More

    (5 reviews)
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    1st July 2008

    The White Giraffe Series: Dolphin Song: Book 2

    The second book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of... More

    (3 reviews)
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    31st January 2013

    The One Dollar Horse: Book 1

    A thriller set in the equestrian world about making the impossible possible, about reaching the top on a one dollar hors... More

    (3 reviews)
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    28th May 2015

    The Last Leopard

    Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st August 2013

    Rendezvous in Russia: Book 4

    From Cornwall to Russia. Laura, her faithful husky Skye and Tariq are whirled into a breathtaking mystery adventure when... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th March 2014

    Laura Marlin Mysteries: The Midnight Picnic: World Book Day 2014

    Ace detective Laura Marlin returns in another gripping adventure mystery for World Book Day 2014, from award-winning a... More

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    3rd September 2007

    The Snow Angel

    Two little mice are playing in the snow one Christmas morning when they see an angel. Soaring through the sky, with suns... More

    (1 review)
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