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 takes her through a damp and smelly marsh, a lobster pound, and more of Maine's messiest places. She even gets help from her glamorous new neighbor, Mariella. As the girls hunt for clues around Maiden Rock, they encounter a cast of unlikely characters. And if Quinnie's hunch is right, the search may lead them right into danger . . .
This hilarious and page-turning debut is the perfect whodunit story for middle school sleuths.
About the Author
C. M. Surrisi is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. The Maypop Kidnapping is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book absolutely delighted me! I love Quinnie Boyd, a girl who will not be stopped in solving the mystery of her missing teacher. The odd, quirky town of Maiden Rock (where Quinnie lives) is filled with odd, quirky characters--and it all feels absolutely authentic and real. The story had me guessing right up to the heart-racing climax which kept me up way past my bedtime. I look forward to reading the next Quinnie Boyd mystery!