Running Girl

ISBN 13: 9780857560582

Running Girl

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Meet Garvie Smith. Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades. What's the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens.

Until Chloe Dow's body is pulled from a pond. Garvie's ex-girlfriend.

Inspector Singh is already on the case. Ambitious, uptight, methodical, he's determined to solve the mystery--and get promoted. He doesn't need any "assistance" from a notorious slacker.

Or does he?

Smart, stylish, and packed with twists and turns from start to finish, Running Girl introduces an unforgettable new character to the world of crime fiction -- so lazy he'd only get out of bed for murder.

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About the Author:

Simon Mason has written both children's and adult books. His first adult novel, a black comedy entitled The Great English Nude, won a Betty Trask Award, and a book for children, Moon Pie, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the United Kingdom. Running Girl was the first in a new series starring Garvie Smith. Simon lives in Oxford, England, with his wife and their two children.

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Praise for Running Girl:

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award

"Highly entertaining... seamlessly melding British teen drama with a believable and suspenseful plot full of well-executed twists." -- Publishers Weekly

"Well-written and smoothly paced... Garvie is exceptionally well drawn... This hip urban revamp of the mystery genre will win over strong readers, especially those looking for diverse genre fiction." -- School Library Journal

"If you love figuring out clues to challenging puzzles, you will love this book... Gone Girl meets Paper Towns." -- Reviews Coming at YA (online)

"Readers will like Garvie's quirkiness and ingenuity, and will be impressed with his detective skills." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

"[A] satisfying whodunit." -- Kirkus Reviews

"It's got BBC TV adaptation written all over it." -- The Times (UK)

"There's never been a school-age sleuth quite like the excellent Garvie Smith." -- Guardian (UK)

"An engrossing detective story... tautly written, extremely pacy." -- Telegraph (UK)

"Sassily written... Compelling." -- Sunday Times (UK)

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