DFB to publish paperback edition of Running Girl

DFB to publish paperback edition of Running Girl

David Fickling Books (DFB) is to publish the paperback edition of the Costa shortlisted Running Girl.
 
DFB has acquired the paperback rights to the book from Penguin Random House and publication is scheduled for June 2015.
 
Running Girl, written by Simon Mason, was nominated for the 2014 Costa Children’s Book Award and is about Garvie Smith, a teenager who decides to investigate the murder of a girl at his school.  
 
David Fickling, who used to run DFB as an imprint of Random House, said: “Our focus at DFB is on all of our authors – past, present and future – and, having had the privilege of working with Simon as his editor over many years, it seemed only natural that we might take on the paperback edition of Running Girl. There is a huge gap in the market for excellent teen crime fiction, making Running Girl, and its sassy teen detective Garvie Smith, a particularly exciting proposition for us. We’ve been thrilled to see the success the book has – quite rightly – already enjoyed, and can’t wait to bring it home to the DFB stable.”