Kat Wolfe Investigates

Kat Wolfe Investigates

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 22mm | 253g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white chapterheads
  • 1509871225
  • 9781509871223
  • 60,193

Table of contents

Chapter - 1: An Uninvited Guest
Chapter - 2: Capuchins and Cockatoos
Chapter - 3: The Way of the Mongoose
Chapter - 4: A Tiny Condition
Chapter - 5: Dark Lord
Chapter - 6: A Leopard in the Attic
Chapter - 7: Charming Outlaw
Chapter - 8: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin
Chapter - 9: The Honesty of Parrots
Chapter - 10: Private and Confidential
Chapter - 11: The Trust Technique
Chapter - 12: Wolfe & Lamb, Inc.
Chapter - 13: The Oxford Street Phantom
Chapter - 14: Body Snatchers
Chapter - 15: Death Owl
Chapter - 16: Trojan Horse
Chapter - 17: Hat Trick
Chapter - 18: Bullseye
Chapter - 19: No Mystery
Chapter - 20: The Exterminator
Chapter - 21: Pleading the Fifth
Chapter - 22: Option Thirteen
Chapter - 23: Operation Cyclone
Chapter - 24: Double Trouble
Chapter - 25: A Bolt from the Blue
Chapter - 26: Life Lessons
Chapter - 27: Square Zero
Chapter - 28: Monkey Business
Chapter - 29: Pistols and Piranhas
Chapter - 30: The Owl Service
Chapter - 31: Agent Orange
Chapter - 32: Operation Ghost Stories
Chapter - 33: Amazon Warrior
Chapter - 34: The Pocket Rocket
Chapter - 35: Recipe for Disaster
Chapter - 36: Move 58
Chapter - 37: Families and Other Animals
Chapter - 38: The Armchair Adventurers' Club

Section - i: Author's Note
Section - ii: Authors 4 Oceans
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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 * 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 * Kat Wolfe Investigates is the kind of book I'd have devoured as a child - lucky, lucky kids having this to read now. * Abi Elphinstone * Warm, intriguing characterisation with just the right amount of peril - not to mention a resident wildcat. -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian * St John is a wonderful writer... this is just the sort of thoroughly wholesome novel that should really be consumed outdoors. -- Emily Bearns * Telegraph * Full of adventure, excitement, heart and wit... Kat Wolfe Investigates is a story to delight in. * Katherine Rundell * 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 * 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 * 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 *
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About Lauren St John

Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, Africa, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe series. At 17, she spent a year working in the UK as a veterinary nurse before becoming a sports and music journalist. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mysteries series, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and founder of the Authors4Oceans anti-plastics campaign. When not writing or rescuing leopards, she is a full-time valet to her not-in-the-least-demanding Bengal cat, Max.
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