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Kentucky thriller

Kentucky thriller

St. John, Lauren, 1966-; Dean, David, 1976-

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 from an overturned horsebox. But first they have to find its former owner. A visit to Newmarket leads Laura to the Kentucky Derby in the US and into the world of race-fixing

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Detective and mystery stories. Adventure. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Orion Children's Books, 2013
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Available at Chipping Barnet and Golders Green.

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Statement of responsibility: Lauren St John ; illustrated by David Dean
ISBN: 1444006479, 9781444006476
Note: Originally published: 2012.
Physical Description: 177 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Series: Laura Marlin mysteries
Subject: Marlin, Laura (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Laura Marlin mysteries.


... 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.