|Kat Wolfe takes the case (Wolfe & Lamb mystery)|
Author: St. John, Lauren
On England's Jurassic Coast, a suspicious death coincides with the exciting discovery of the fossilized bones of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur. Kat is on the case.
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/19)
School Library Journal (12/01/19)
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Booklist - 12/01/2019 The second installment of the Wolfe & Lamb Mystery series sees Kat involved with the biggest discovery ever: a fossilized “dragon” dinosaur. Along with her best friend Harper, she faces a series of mysteries—making a list and working through them one at a time—until they are led to a boy trying to save his father from a mysterious animal cult. Readers will thrill in following Kat as she investigates, using all her detective resources—snooping, interviewing suspects, and digging through the internet—in order to piece things together until all the interconnected events culminate in a big payoff. Ultimately, these are stories to celebrate wildlife conservationists who are determined that animals remain protected and have a habitat to go home to. Readers will devour this newest work and will eagerly await the next animal mystery that challenges these modern-day Nancy Drews. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 12/01/2019 Gr 4–6—Katarina (Kat) Wolfe and her best friend, Harper, are back solving mysteries and advocating for animals in this second installment. The discovery of the bones of a dracoraptor, or "dragon dinosaur," attracts scientific and media attention in their idyllic town of Bluebell Bay. The unearthing of a human skull soon after does nothing to calm the onslaught. Add in the arrival of a flamboyant, mendacious movie-star couple; a puzzling snake owner; and Kat's powerful, enigmatic grandfather, and the game is afoot. The girls' investigative skills are quickly put to the test. Are the two discoveries connected? Was the skull's owner a victim of foul play or a tragic accident? Gathering clues from an overdue library book, a carelessly dropped metal card, and the repeated phrase, "Even dragons have their endings," Kat and Harper find themselves in perilous situations before fully answering these questions. Readers of the previous book will appreciate catching up with the interesting cast of characters, but the enjoyment of this volume is not diminished by not having read the first. St. John's prose is splendid, and her extensive knowledge of animals great and small is evident. VERDICT A complex mystery with well-placed red herrings, important reminders about animal care and conservation, and appealing protagonists make this a recommended purchase.—Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.