A Quinnie Boyd Mystery: A Side of Sabotage

By C. M. Surrisi

A sequel to The Maypop Kidnapping, a novel critics called "a delightful cozy mystery" (Kirkus) and a "funny and engaging debut" (SLJ). The Quinnie Boyd books find the perfect balance of mystery, warmth, and oddball humor.

Gusty's café has been a community hub in Quinnie Boyd's small Maine town for decades. Quinnie's dad runs the restaurant, just like Quinnie's granddad and great-granddad before him. But the family business now has unprecedented competition with the opening of Restaurant Hubert. The work of a bad-boy chef from Boston, the fancy new restaurant offers an experimental, farm-to-table fine dining experience to Maiden Rock. When one thing after another goes wrong at Gusty's, Quinnie's dad assumes he's just having a run of bad luck. But Quinnie suspects sabotage! And her hunches have been (at least partially) right before. Are the people behind Restaurant Hubert trying to squash the Boyd family café?

  • Strong voice and clever, resourceful female lead
  • Thoughtfully explores middle-grade themes (conflicts with parents, early crushes) within a compelling mystery plot
  • Hilarious peek at life in a small vacation town

About the author

C.M. Surrisi lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Church, two rascal Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Sammy and Milo, and Harry, the Prince of Cats. She is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. The books in her Quinnie Boyd mysteries series draw from her memories of summers in Maine.

ISBN: 9781512448368
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 280pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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