Out on 04 April 2019

Kat Wolfe Investigates

Lauren St John

Ages 9-12
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04 April 2019
9781529027969
441 minutes
Laura Kirman
Synopsis

Join brave Kat Wolfe and her animal sidekicks in this first mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat!

Kat Wolfe loves her new home in idyllic Bluebell Bay, especially as it comes with a resident wildcat. But when she starts pet-sitting for pocket money, she finds that beneath the town's perfect surface lie some dark and dangerous secrets . . .

After a pet owner vanishes from his clifftop mansion, Kat turns to her new friend, Harper Lamb, for help. What began as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. Can they count on their unruly animals to save their lives?

Kat Wolfe Investigates is the first in a compelling middle-grade mystery series from bestselling author Lauren St John.

Everything you want from a Lauren St John book: timeless storytelling with a contemporary edge, thrilling mystery, characterful animals and tenacious children yearning to make their mark on the world.

Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

Hurrah for a new series from Lauren St John! It’s literary Katnip for the summer holidays — especially for dedicated pet fanciers... St John writes with apparent ease, but refuses to compromise on language while mixing modern life with old-fashioned Blyton-style follow-the-clues mystery. It’s an excellent combo. If this first invigorating book is anything to go by, St John had better start writing some follow-ups.

Alex O'Connell - Saturday Times, Children's Book of the Week

St John's book is suspenseful in its shifting possibilities, constructed with care, scattered with information, techno-savvy and engaging in its characterisation

Nicolette Jones - Children's Book of the Week, Times