Six for Sunday: Clever Characters

Happy Sunday! It’s a new month and a new theme on #SixforSunday: characters! Today we’re looking at clever characters. Here are my six:

1. Kelly from the DI Kelly Porter books by Rachel Lynch. She’s a detective, so in some ways she needs to be clever, but she always surprises me with the little bits of evidence she pieces together to solve the crimes.

2. Harrison and Lenny from The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. These two are very clever MG characters solving crime on a train! I can’t wait to see what they get up to in book two.

3. Pip from Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. Pip is a crime solving genius. She’s logical, methodical, spots things others don’t and solves a crime noone else can manage. I adore her.

4. Ty from the S.T.A.G.S series by M.A. Bennett. Ty is an underrated character. She’s dismissed a lot by the Medievals for being from “new money” but she’s much cleverer than people give her credit for.

5. Natalie from the Detective Natalie Ward books by Carol Wyer. There are a lot of crime books on this list, but Natalie is another really smart detective who impresses me with her crime-solving skills.

6. Lacey Chu from Jinxed by Amy McCulloch. Lacey is some kind of genius at fixing and adapting the baku technology in her world. Half the time I had no idea what she was talking about, but I was constantly impressed.

Which characters would make it to your clever characters list?

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