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Laura Marlin is an orphan who dreams of having big adventures like the ones in her favourite books. So when she’s sent from the children’s home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she’s thrilled to be caught up in a real-life mystery. In Uncle Calvin’s spooky house, nothing is as it seems. Is Tariq, the shopkeeper’s silent son, a friend or an enemy? Why does her uncle seem so intent on hiding his past? And why is everyone so afraid of Dead Man’s Cove? When Laura finds a message in a bottle, she starts to investigate…

  • Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award 2011
  • A gripping mystery by the author of The White Giraffe
  • Full of suspense, deadly villains and captivating twists
  • “Will delight fans of Enid Blyton” – The Times

Product Details

Catalogue number

5584 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20






Orion Children's Books

Date published

March 7th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.0; Middle years; 8.0 points

Other details
  • 208 pages


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Lauren St John

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  1. Ben - Book Club Review Team
    on 19 January 2012

    Full of mystery and adventure

    I really enjoyed Dead Mans Cove because it was packed full of mystery and adventure. It was very much like the Famous Five and Secret Seven series` by Enid Blyton!
    Laura Marlin is an orphan who lives at Sylvan Meadows, when her uncle, Calvin Redfern claims her she is sent to St Ives, Cornwall. At St Ives she makes new friends, a boy named Tariq and a 3 legged Siberian Husky, Skye. Her uncle is a detective who is always out and about solving mysteries, one night Laura decides to follow him! The next day Laura gets captured by a member of the Straight A gang and ends up being sent to Dead Man's Cove.
    Will Laura escape the Straight A`s, well you will have to read the book to find out!
    I rate this book 10/10, one of the best books I have ever read, definitely a book for Blyton Fans!
    Ben, age 11

    5out of 5

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