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Simon Mason - Author

About the Author

Simon has always been fascinated by crime novels and grew up reading the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie.

To this day, he continues to be mesmerised by their most famous detectives: Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe and Hercule Poirot.  These are the characters who inspired Simon to write his first crime novel, Running Girl, introducing Garvie Smith, a young man with a brilliant brain and an obvious reluctance to use it responsibly.  Maths was a subject Simon struggled with at school – so he made Garvie a maths genius.

He also asked himself: what makes a really good crime novel, what keeps readers hooked until the very end?  And he answered: 1) a totally gripping story full of mystery, danger and foul deeds, 2) a charismatic detective, and 3) a vivid sense of place.  This is what he always aims for in his own writing.

Simon lives in Oxford, the city of another very famous detective, Inspector Morse, and he is currently writing another Garvie Smith Mystery.

Featured books by Simon Mason

Kid Got Shot

Kid Got Shot

YA readers

Author: Simon Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A brand new and intriguing Garvie Smith mystery, featuring the same brilliant characters and dry humour as Costa Prize-shortlisted Running Girl.

ebook of the month

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Kid Got Shot

Kid Got Shot

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

It's exam season - but Five Mile is in shock. Ateenageboywasshotlastnight, with no clear motive and no clues. Garvie Smith - reprobate, genius and waster - was just getting down to a spot of revision. But he knows he's the only one who has any idea where to look for the answers. Starting with his best friend's girlfriend. Exams. What exams?

Kid Got Shot

Kid Got Shot

YA readers

Author: Simon Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A brand new and intriguing Garvie Smith mystery, featuring the same brilliant characters and dry humour as Costa Prize-shortlisted Running Girl.

ebook of the month

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