Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Middle-school mystery fans will enjoy Bailey's entertaining story:
clues are nicely place, the plot unfolds at a brisk pace, and
Stevie is an engaging heroine who botches things up
As a mystery story, Bailey's is well crafted. She amply establishes a group of plausible suspects and provides Stevie's reading of the situation; the child reader will fall into the same traps as she does. By showing how Stevie thinks, the child reader is also invited to participate.--Quill & Quire
[T]he nimble plot development and integration of the unique setting into the story line make this Canadian import, the second ?Stevie Diamond Mystery, ? a cut above most detective series for this age group.--School Library Journal
Pre-teen sleuths Stevie and Jesse test their detection skills once again in this fast-paced mystery. When a resolution is reached, it is satisfying and unforced. The real highlight, however, is the characterization. Stevie is realistic and appealing as the spunky, independent heroine. Easy-going Jesse makes a good foil.--CM Magazine