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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.
7th March 2011

Laura Marlin Mysteries: Dead Man's Cove: Book 1

Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, DEAD MAN'S COVE is the first book in a gripping adventure series a... MoreLaura Marlin Mysteries: Dead Man's Cove: Book 1

(10 reviews) Review
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... MoreLaura Marlin Mysteries: The Secret of Supernatural Creek: Book 5

(9 reviews) Review
2nd July 2007

The White Giraffe: Book 1

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine ... MoreThe White Giraffe: Book 1

(9 reviews) Review
5th July 2012

Laura Marlin Mysteries: Kidnap in the Caribbean: Book 2

From Cornwall to the Caribbean, 11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin comes face to face with pirates, sharks, criminal... MoreLaura Marlin Mysteries: Kidnap in the Caribbean: Book 2

(6 reviews) Review
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 Martine... MoreThe White Giraffe Series: Dolphin Song: Book 2

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe One Dollar Horse: Book 1

(4 reviews) Review
1st July 2010

The White Giraffe Series: The Elephant's Tale: Book 4

The fourth instalment in Lauren St John's heartwarming White Giraffe series, in which Martine must travel to Namib... MoreThe White Giraffe Series: The Elephant's Tale: Book 4

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Last Leopard

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreRendezvous in Russia: Book 4

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreLaura Marlin Mysteries: The Midnight Picnic: World Book Day 2014

(1 review) Review
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