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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.

For decades, Gusty's Café has been a beloved staple in Maiden Rock, Maine. Quinnie Boyd's dad runs the café, just like Quinnie's granddad before him. But the family business has new competition when a bad-boy chef from Boston opens his own place in the small vacation town. The new restaurant takes fancy dining to the extreme. Still, that's not a crime . . . but when things start to go wrong at Gusty's, Quinnie suspects foul play. Are the people behind Restaurant Hubert trying to squash the Boyds' family café? Quinnie is about to find out if it is a coincidence—or sabotage.

  • 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: 9781541577589
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 130 x 191mm, 280pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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