"Drift shot out from the sofa. Distraction was his all-time favourite command. He just had to find something really naughty and do it! And this time he knew exactly what his Naughty Thing was going to be!"The point of view shifts occasionally between the characters, which helps strengthen the characterisation and is always clearly signalled like the example above.
The plots are involving and intriguing. The mysteries are real and effectively planned, with red herrings and twists to keep you guessing, while not being confusing for the child audience. In the last few stories there have been smugglers, scientists and secret agents, not to mention dinosaurs, rock concerts and wreck diving. I strongly recommend these for 8+ - and that absolutely includes adults. I love these books!