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 torious 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.
Simon Mason is managing editor at David Fickling Books and has worked in publishing for thirty years. He has simultaneously pursued a writing career, and is the author of three novels for adults, six novels for young readers, and one work of nonfiction. Simon's 2011 novel, Moon Pie, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the United Kingdom. He lives in Oxford, England, with his wife and two children.