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Kat Wolf Investigates by Lauren St John

Kat Wolfe Investigates

Lauren St John

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 17 May 2018
ISBN: 9781509871223

A compelling middle-grade mystery from Lauren St John, the bestselling author of the Blue Peter Book Award-winning Laura Marlin Mysteries series. Introducing pet-sitter and amateur detective, Kat Wolfe, in her first exciting adventure!

  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
14 Jun 2018

"If this first invigorating book is anything to go by, St John had better start writing some follow-ups."

St John writes with apparent ease, but refuses to compromise on language while mixing modern life (Kat has a mobile phone by her bed — I’m not sure Matt Hancock would approve — and Harper is admirably tech-savvy) 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.

Reviews

  • The Daily TelegraphChildren's Book of the Year
5 stars out of 5
Emily Bearn
19 Nov 2018

"St John is a wonderful writer, who lets the adventure hurtle without ever making the reader feel hurried"

St John is a wonderful writer, who lets the adventure hurtle without ever making the reader feel hurried. Mysteries thicken, lives are at stake – but when it comes to a picnic, no ingredient is forgotten: "There [was] a salad and chocolate cake… freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream, and Dr Wolfe was stopping en route to pick up chips, dips and ginger beer." This is just the sort of thoroughly wholesome novel that should really be consumed outdoors.