Books by Simon Mason

DAEMON VOICES by Philip Pullman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A collection of pieces infused with abundant wisdom, provocative notions, and illuminating insights."
Reflections both practical and philosophical on the craft and purview of tale telling, from the creator of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Read full book review >
KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >
RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >
MOON PIE by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Love conquers all in this big-hearted and heartbreaking story of Martha, Tug and their errant father who, in time, stops acting like a wild gibbon and finds his way home. (Fiction. 9-12)"
British author Mason has conjured a rarity indeed—a tremendously charming, unflinching account of a parent's downward spiral. Read full book review >
THE QUIGLEYS IN A SPIN by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2006

"Bring on the Quigleys—a real family! (Fiction. 7-12)"
Mum, Dad, Will and Lucy Quigley, are back in all their hilarity. Read full book review >
THE QUIGLEYS NOT FOR SALE by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Perfect for the new chapter-book reader with a skewed sense of humor and for the adults who read aloud to them. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Mr. and Mrs. Quigley and their children, Will and Lucy, have managed to stay alive for another installment of their exciting and entertaining lives. Read full book review >
THE QUIGLEYS AT LARGE by Simon Mason
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"With its generous font and ample illustration and white space, this will be the next treat for the Hurwitz and Cleary crowd. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The Quigleys are back! Read full book review >
THE QUIGLEYS by Simon Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Plentiful line drawings extend the fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As droll as a Britcom and as true to the spirit of family life as the all-American Quimbys, this import introduces the Quigleys: siblings Lucy and Will and their slightly feckless but loving parents. Read full book review >