Lauren St. John grew up surrounded by horses and wild animals on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her memoir, Rainbow's End. After studying journalism, she relocated to the UK, where she spent nearly a decade on the European and PGA Tours as golf correspondent to the Sunday Times. She also wrote the acclaimed music biography Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle. She is the author of the multi-award-winning The White Giraffe series for children, as well as the Laura Marlin mysteries, the first of which, Dead Man's Cove, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Her bestselling One Dollar Horse series was followed by YA horse romance, The Glory, now optioned for film. Kat Wolfe on Thin Ice is the third mystery in the critically-acclaimed Wolfe and Lamb series published by Macmillan Children's Books.
A story with a great sense of adventure, transporting you to that place of excitement when you can't wait to find out what happens next! * The Book Activist, Book of the Month, on Kat Wolfe Takes the Case * 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, on Kat Wolfe Investigates * All you want from a good mystery - a compelling storyline, a determined lead character, heroes and villains, some intriguing animals for a refreshing change... all excellently interwoven * Parents in Touch, on Kat Wolfe Takes the Case * Kat Wolfe Investigates is the kind of book I'd have devoured as a child - lucky, lucky kids having this to read now. -- <i>Abi Elphinstone</i> Lauren St John knows just how to create the perfect children's adventure stories... another enthralling adventure... this is exactly the kind of book to encourage children's interest in the environment and their world as the pages keep turning. Thoroughly recommended. -- Andrea Reece * LoveReading4Kids, Children's Book of the Month, on Kat Wolfe Takes the Case * Just perfect storytelling. -- Gill Lewis, on <i>Kat Wolfe Takes the Case</i> 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, on Kat Wolfe Investigates * Warm, intriguing characterisation with just the right amount of peril -- Imogen Russell Williams on <i>Kat Wolfe Investigates</i> * Guardian * Full of adventure, excitement, heart and wit... Kat Wolfe Investigates is a story to delight in -- Katherine Rundell on <i>Kat Wolfe Investigates</i> First-class fun! -- Hilary McKay on <i>Kat Wolfe Takes The Case</i>