Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children s Book Prize, the Federation of Children s Book Groups Prize and longlisted for theCarnegie Medal, Kim Slater s outstanding debut, Smart, is moving and compelling novel with a loveable character at its heart I found Jean s friend dead in the river His name was Colin Kirk He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live There s been a murder, but the police don t care It was only a homeless old man after all Kieran cares He s made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you re going to do it, for real He s going to find out what really happened To Colin And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day It s a good job Kieran s a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade But being a detective is difficult when you re Kieran Woods When you re amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof