Shirley Link and the Black Cat
In her fourth adventure, Shirley Link takes a walk on the dark side of her hometown. When a young man, known for making trouble, is targeted as suspect #1 in a string of robberies, Shirley works hard to find the truth.
But even if she proves his innocence, can she save him from himself?
Join Shirley on her most daring adventure yet!
Shirley Link and the Black Cat is book 4 in this engaging middle grade series, and it’s a lovely return to some really great characters.
I’d been reading books that were – shall I say, hard work? This was a delightful change, fast, well written, full of imagination. As usual plenty of suspects come to light, although one stands out as all fingers point to him – and he’s not doing himself any favours.
I love the way Shirley brings her empathy into play as well as her intellectual powers to solve the problem and help her neighbours. She never comes across as a goody-two-shoes, yet she’s a great role model.
The author reveals the clues at just the right pace to keep a reluctant reader going forward; I am sure he inspires many a young person. As for me, he inspires me to think outside the box more in my own writing.
The author, Ben Zackheim, is a fellow BookElf. I bought this book from Amazon at what I believe to be the normal price.
Check out his other series: The Camelot Kids