Amelia is independently minded, somewhat of a loner with a huge imagination and suspicious turn of mind, living in a world of her own making. She’s also super intelligent and able to think laterally – a skill she puts to full use in her all-absorbing passion of being a detective. In these three short stories, we see her at work thwarting a succession of criminal masterminds intent on taking over the world through strange and comical methods.
The stories are well structured and entertaining, presented as secret agent case files and told in the first person. There’s good use of repetition of words and phrases – just enough to help the reader without dulling the storylines. The pages are well designed with text set large and broken up by appealing, slightly wacky, black and white drawings. Each story is about forty pages long – satisfying, yet short enough for young readers getting to grips with reading independently.