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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

Other books by Simon Mason

Mondpicknick

Mondpicknick

Author: Simon Mason Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

Ein komischer Einfall war das von Papa, mitten in der Nacht und im Dunklen drauen im Park ein Picknick zu veranstalten. Aber Papa ist auch sonst seltsam in letzter Zeit. Manchmal tragt er den ganzen Tag seine Schlafsachen und manchmal ist er einfach weg, und wenn er dann nach Hause kommt, ist er noch seltsamer als vorher. Darum ist Martha diejenige, die "e;einen klaren Kopf bewahrt"e;, wie Mama immer gesagt hat. Fruher war sie es, die sich um alles gekummert hat - aber jetzt ist sie ja nicht mehr da. Also kmmert Martha sich um Tug, putzt und macht Essen. Und auch um Papa kmmert sie sich. Doch irgendwann werden Papas Probleme fr Martha zu gro "e;Wenn ich lter bin"e;, denkt Martha, "e;werde ich mich an dieses Mitternachtspicknick erinnern und denken, wie schn es war. Ich werde vergessen, dass ich Angst vor der Dunkelheit hatte und dass Papa komisch war. Ich werde mich an die Kerzen im Gras erinnern, die wie Flammenblumen aussahen, und an Tug, der von seinem Lieblingsauflauf trumte, und dass Papa gesagt hat, er htte mich lieb."e;

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