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Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014.

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.

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

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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? A brand-new teen crime novel from one of today's great storytellers.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Simon Mason is an author of children's and adult books. His first adult novel, a black comedy entitled The Great English Nude, won the Betty Trask first novel award and Moon Pie was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Running Girl is his first story starring Garvie Smith. Simon lives in Oxford with his wife and their two children.

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Publication date

2nd January 2014

Author

Simon Mason

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Publisher

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

Format

Hardback

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ISBN

9780857560582

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