Lauren St John delivers again. If you enjoyed Enid Blyton’s Famous Five or the Nancy Drew mysteries you will enjoy this. Except it probably wouldn’t displease your parents and teachers as much as Blyton did: it is more 21st century and much better written.
Laura Marlin – and the book is subtitled “A Laura Marlin mystery” - is a feisty teenager who loves mysteries and detective stories. She is an orphan who used to live in a children’s home. She now lives with her uncle Calvin, a Chief Inspector of Police.
She has two great friends - Tariq Ali, who is good with horses, and her three-legged husky, Skye.
Laura, Skye and Tariq get a lot more than they bargained for when they get involved with filming The Aristocratic Thief. They are once again swept into the world of the deadly “Straight As”.
There is pace and tension a plenty here along with good characterisation. I read it virtually at one sitting. Do give it a go.