Shelby got bitten by the crime-solving bug while living with her Grandpa in Cocoa Beach. Pretty soon, Shelby was so into searching for clues, that even moving to Wilton, Massachusetts with her Grandpa didn't stop her. It wasn't easy leaving her friends in Cocoa Beach, but Shelby jumped at the chance to tackle all new mysteries in a brand new city! Sure being a sleuth can be dangerous, but it's all part of the job for Shelby Woo. Ok, maybe solving mysteries isn't really her JOB; technically, she's a police special assistant, which is an official-sounding name for a trainee. So what if she's only 17 and keeps getting yelled at for getting involved? If mysteries kept falling into your lap, wouldn't YOU want to solve them?
A young woman with a gambling problem disappears in ""Gatorworld,"" an alligator park. Shelby's investigation of the case gets her seriously behind on a major biology term paper, grounded by Mike, and within biting distance of some hungry alligators.
An unusual key, which Mike has kept in a secret box, is stolen from the B&B, putting Mike Woo back on the case of a theft he had investigated in San Francisco four years ago. Mike and Shelby head to San Francisco and learn about each other and their individual methods of investigating a crime.
An outbreak of vandalism in Cocoa Beach leads Detective Hineline to suspect Cindi's cousin, Keith, of the crimes. Shelby is caught between her friendship with Keith and the fact that all the evidence points to him.
A string of arson fires covers up the disappearance of some endangered animals. If Shelby can relieve herself of her duties as ""Pearl the Safety Squirrel"" long enough to solve the mystery of the fires, she may be able to convince Hineline she's ready to be a real investigator.
As a hurricane blows into Cocoa Beach, Shelby finds herself responsible for the safety of the guests of the B&B and in charge of investigating the disappearance of a valuable watch. Shelby and Noah are soon at odds, when they discover that one potential suspect is Melanie, a girl Noah has a crush on.
The ""Reddy Eddy"" chain of convenience stores are being filled with a gas that temporarily knocks out the store's employees. When they wake up, nothing is stolen! Is it revenge or just a prank? Unfortunately, Shelby has a crush on the son of one of the main suspects.