Vampires on the Run

A Quinnie Boyd Mystery

From the Series Quinnie Boyd Mysteries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived in Maiden Rock, and there’s something not quite right about them. Sure, Ceil and Edgar are pale. And they dress in all black. And they don’t go near the sunlight. But could they really be vampires? To find out, Quinnie turns to Dominic—a new kid in town who’s an expert on everything geeky. Together, they’ll risk their necks to find an answer . . .

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 296
Publication Date 2017-03-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV058000, JUV028000, JUV039020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points 8.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: C. M. Surrisi

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.



“Surrisi concocts a juicy small-town mystery out of tantalizing incidents and clues, red herrings, wild imaginings . . . and plot twists . . . . A comfy romp.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“An unusual approach to vampires with shudders tempered by plenty of humor. Readers will happily welcome back Quinnie and the Maiden Rockers.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“This second outing doesn’t suffer from the awkward stumbles that plague many follow-up novels. . . . A lively Maine mystery with spooky elements that kids will relish.”—School Library Journal

Barbara O'Connor

“A fast-paced page turner with just the right amount of spooky. C. M. Surrisi is a master of middle grade mystery.”—Barbara O’Connor, award-winning author of How to Steal a Dog

Rita Williams-Garcia

“From its quaint coastal setting, to its collection of quirky inhabitants and visitors, Surrisi sets her snare of mystery to a guaranteed surprising outcome.”—Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor-award-winning author of One Crazy Summer