Publisher: David Fickling
Simon Mason turns his hand to crime writing in this fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully engaging whodunnit.
Our hero is schoolboy Garvie Smith: charming, brilliant, and with the highest ever IQ reported at Marsh Academy. Unfortunately, he's also bone lazy. But when his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dow's body is pulled out of a local pond, something has finally grabbed Garvie's attention. Meanwhile, ambitious young policeman DI Singh has just been given his first ever murder case, and he's determined to prove himself. What he definitely doesn't need is any help from a cocky teenage boy - or does he?
Certain to grab the attention of teen fans of Sherlock and other crime dramas, Running Girl is an impressive murder mystery that will keep readers guessing. The relationship between Garvie and Insepctor Singh is brilliantly drawn, and while he is not always likable, disaffected teen sleuth Garvie is an enormously intriguing central character.