Shirley Link is a 14-year old private eye, but she doesn’t want anyone to know. Whenever she uses her powers of observation she gets into trouble.
She wrote a school paper about a tough case she’d solved over summer vacation.
“It’s not a creative writing assignment, Shirley,” the teacher scolded. “You were supposed to write about what actually happened.”
“I did,” she said, louder than she meant to. But he gave her a D anyway.
So when the school principal needs Shirley’s help to catch a thief, she tries to do it quietly. Can she track down a criminal who’s clever enough to steal $35,000 and the one-ton safe it was kept in? Can she do it without the whole world finding out about her detective skills?
A great read for kids (and their adults).