The Quick Fix (Hardcover)

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In this much-anticipated sequel to The Big Splash, junior high detective Matt Stevens is back on the case, bringing us another hilarious middle school noir.

When the star of the basketball team is blackmailed, it’s up to Matt, the lone voice for justice in a morass of middle school corruption, to figure out who’s behind the scheme. Is it eighth-grade crime lord Vinny “Mr. Biggs” Biggio, who has made his name peddling forged hall passes and leading a crew of social assassins who send enemies to the Outs with a humiliating squirt-gun blast below the belt? Or is it his lieutenant and Matt’s former best friend, Kevin? Or a pair of scheming twins who sell Pixy Stix to sugar-addicted classmates? One thing’s for sure: There won’t be a quick fix for the trouble at this middle school.

Praise for The Quick Fix

"The quick-moving plot and interesting characters give this detective story plenty of reluctant-reader appeal."

School Library Journal


Winner - Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Fiction

About the Author

Jack D. Ferraiolo is the author of The Big Splash and Sidekicks. As the head of development at a children’s animation production company, he has developed and writes for WordGirl on PBS, for which he won an Emmy Award. He lives in northern Massachusetts. Visit him online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780810997257
ISBN-10: 0810997258
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English