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A Quinnie Boyd Mystery: The Maypop Kidnapping

By C. M. Surrisi

This debut middle-grade mystery features a satisfying mix of oddball humor, eccentric characters, and suspense, set against the backdrop of an appealing coastal village in Maine where everybody has a few secrets.

In the coastal village of Maiden Rock, Maine, Quinnie Boyd’s teacher has disappeared. Quinnie thinks it’s a kidnapping case, but her mom, the town sheriff just thinks the teacher has left town. Still, Quinnie’s going to follow her instincts that something's wrong. Her investigation will take her through a damp and smelly marsh, a lobster pound, and some of Maine’s messiest places. She'll even get help from her glamourous new neighbor, Mariella. As the girls hunt for clues, they’ll encounter a swarm of cats, two nuns with a speeding habit, and a group of tattooed rocker-types. But will they find Quinnie's teacher?

  • Classic whodunit set-up with a cast of colorful characters.
  • Strong voice and clever, resourceful female lead.
  • Thoughtfully explores middle-grade themes (changes in friendships, conflicts with parents) within a compelling mystery plot.

About the author

C. M. Surrisi lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Chuck, two rascal Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Sunny 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 Maypop Kidnapping is her first novel. It draws from her memories of summers in Maine.

ISBN: 9781467757898
Imprint: Lerner PG - Carolrhoda Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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