How Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark is the story of Stevie Diamond who solves the mystery of her missing Uncle Archie. While on a family reunion on Catriola Island, Stevie and her best friend Jesse start on solving the mystery of her missing Uncle, who ran off to Europe to join the circus. While solving the mystery, Stevie finds a map in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that leads to hidden gold in Bat Cave. From there, the Uncle Archie present at the family reunion is revealed to be an imposter, while the reason for the real Uncle Archie's disappearance is discovered. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.