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Dead Man's Cove (Laura Marlin Mysteries 1): Book 1

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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The story is about an orphan girl laura, who is very adventurous and wants to be a detective when she grows-up. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

But this deadly quest will test her detective skills to the limit – and put her on a collision course with villains who will stop at nothing to get their own way. They are similar in a lot of ways, and while Kat Wolfe feels a lot like a more current and updated version of Laura Marlin, it left me feeling this book was a little left behind and forgotten, but I think I enjoyed it more than Kat Wolfe.

Each character definitely had their own manner of speaking throughout the entire story that made it easy to know who was speaking at different parts.

Only one pirate survived the treacherous journey however he is nowhere to be found and is thought to have gone crazy! The book was given the impressive title of Blue Peter Book of the Year 2011, so I'm not the only one to be won over. From the author of the much-loved White Giraffe series comes an exciting four-part adventure series featuring Laura Marlin, an 11 year old ace detective. My only qualm was its similarities to Kat Wolfe, and also (similarly to Kat Wolfe) the over-the-top ridiculous bad-guy dialogue that felt better suited to those dognappers in 101 Dalmatians or Scooby-Doo villains. The echo of the crew above your head, working, fighting and singing all to satisfy the cruel Captain Storm Jackson.Laura is then told that she has a long lost uncle who has offered to adopt her, and lives in st Ives. I liked the illustrations a lot and there are really nice descriptions of St Ives, but that was about it for me. She fell back on the old ' and then it all went black' cliché , leaving other characters to fill in the back story. I love the strong female character who would give any of her male counterparts a run for their money, and the supporting cast of characters add some humorous moments.

I knew it very fast, and then it was fun reading to see how long it took Laura to figure it all out. It seems that orphaned children finding out they have flawed yet deeply interesting relations who step up to look after them is a slice of narrative planning that works well. She starts to follow her uncle when he starts being secretive about his work and where he goes for hours on end, day and night. I also was troubled by the descriptions of the Mukhtars as stereotypes, and why was Atari’s constantly referred to as the Asian boy? What I want,' Laura declared is to have a life packed with excitement like some of the characters in my books.Also the description of his physical appearance makes us think that he is probably a bad person who has power and can do anything he want when he is really not like that. The suspense and fear builds throughout the book slowly, leaving you on tenterhooks as the closing chapters approach. When her blossoming friendship with the adopted son of a local merchant goes badly, Laura blames herself, but as messages strewn in her path to school reveal, there is a dark secret to St Ives, and Laura has got herself wrapped up in the middle of it. Dead Man's Cove has in many ways the feel of a traditional adventure mystery, with clear-cut villains, clues and false trails and a dramatic climax. I've already read the World Book Day short story, The Midnight Picnic, and can't wait to start the second book, Kidnap in the Caribbean.

With the help of her adopted, brave, three-legged Siberian Huskey, Skye, can she solve all these mysteries? John’s Laura Marlin series of detective novels, and I get the feeling it’s aimed at older children, maybe around the age of 11 or 12. It's quite peaceful as most people walk past or look down and don't make the steep little hike to it. I bought this one during my vacation in 2018, so almost 6 months ago, but never was in the mood to read this one. He is horribly thin, he has bruises on his arms, and he is clearly afraid of his adopted parents the Mukhtars.The book reminded me very much of the Famous Five books I enjoyed as a child but brought right up to date and given a social conscience. Dead Man’s Cove won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year award and was short-listed for Children’s Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards. It is a good place to rest a little and enjoy the view as you work your way up the steep incline to the lighthouse.

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