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Kid Alone: A Garvie Smith Mystery

By Simon Mason   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338036497 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.83" x 8.55" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338036510 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

The unforgettable, unflappable Garvie Smith returns in a brand-new story sure to delight fans of true crime shows, in a mystery guaranteed to have you guessing till the last page!

Meet Garvie Smith. Good-for-nothing scoundrel, genius, and sometime detective. Right in the middle of exams hell — until now.

A boy from Marsh Academy has been shot, with no clear motive and no clues. Disgraced police detective Raminder Singh is on the case, and he's determined to keep Garvie away.

But Garvie knows he's the only one who has any idea where to look for the answers. Starting with his best friend's girlfriend. And it's going to take more than pointless studying or flunking his tests to stop him getting involved.

Exams. What exams?

Raves & reviews:

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." -- Voices 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)