Running Girl (#1)
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?
Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2015.
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 'Sassily written, it is driven irresistibly forward by a twisty mystery' Sunday Times 'Five Stars!' Telegraph
Simon Mason is an author of children's and adult books. His first adult novel won the Betty Trask first novel award, and his YA novel Moon Pie was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Simon lives in Oxford with his wife and their two children.