A quintessentially British mystery set in Cornwall has been crowned the overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2011. Dead Man’s Cove - the first in a series - follows the adventures of Laura Marlin, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth, as she departs her children’s home and embarks on a new life with her mysterious uncle in St Ives. Packed with all of the ingredients of a classic British adventure novel, mixed in with modern-day themes, the book won the Favourite Story category before securing the top prize of Blue Peter Book of the Year 2011.
Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia (now Kadoma, Zimbabwe). After studying journalism in Harare, she relocated to England, where she was for nearly a decade golf correspondent to The Sunday Times. She is the author of several books on sports and music, including Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle; and the award-winning children’s series, The White Giraffe, Dolphin Song, The Last Leopard and The Elephant’s Tale.
Read about the Blue Peter Book Awards 2011