Running Girl by Simon Mason
  

Running Girl

Written by Simon Mason

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Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014 A brand-new teen crime novel from one of today's great storytellers.

The Costa Award Judges said “For older teenagers, this is a fast-paced, gripping detective thriller that keeps you guessing. Unputdownable.”

Synopsis

Running Girl by Simon Mason

Meet Garvie Smith: Charming, brilliant and completely bone idle. If anything can get his attention, it might just be a murder. What sort of girl was gorgeous Chloe Dow? Not the sort to disappear without a trace. What sort of policeman is workaholic Detective Inspector Raminder Singh? Not the sort to rush his first murder investigation. What sort of boy is Garvie Smith? Don't ask. At least, don't ask his mother. When Chloe's body is pulled from Pike Pond, the hunt is on for her killer and DI Singh has a chance to prove his worth. He doesn't need any 'assistance' from notorious slacker Garvie Smith, the boy with the highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy, and the lowest ever grades. Or does he?

Reviews

A superb crime thriller The Bookseller

Arresting, original teen detective novel Metro

The writing is excellent, and the story calls into being a very recognisable 21st-century urban world with a dash of social commentary, especially on relationships between adults and teenagers. -- Tony Bradman Guardian

Schoolboy sleuth Garvie is hugely appealing in a nihilistic sort of way (think Lisbeth Salander or Jesse Pinkman) ... -- Charlotte Norman, Waterstone's Bath Waterstones
bookseller

A fantastic book with examples of the best and worst of human nature, and everything in between. -- Clare Maltby The Bookseller

About the Author

Simon Mason

Simon Mason (born Sheffield, England, 1962) is an English author of juvenile and adult fiction. Mason's best-known adult book, The Great English Nude, was nominated for several prizes, but narrowly missed out. His best-known children's work is "The Quigleys" series about a spirited and lovable family.

Mason now lives in Oxford with his wife Eluned Harries and children Gwil and Eleri and is currently writing The Rough Guide to Classic Novels.

After completing the Rough Guide, Mason is expected to continue with his long term book, The High Priestess Of Love at 40.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

Simon Mason
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Publisher

David Fickling Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd January 2014

ISBN

9780857560582

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