''The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo'' is a live-action series that ran on {{Nickelodeon}} from 1996 to 1999. The series is about a girl named Shelby Woo, who lives with her grandfather Mike at his bed and breakfast. The first three seasons take place in Cocoa Beach, Florida. After Season 3, the show was retooled, with Shelby and Mike moving to Boston.

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!!''The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo'' provides the following tropes:
* AbilityOverAppearance: The show was originally about a Caucasian girl named Shelby Wink; however, Irene Ng impressed them enough to rewrite the character as Asian.
* AbsenceOfEvidence: In "Fool's Gold", [[spoiler:the absence of footprints inside the dive shop helps prove that Mr. Pappas actually staged the robbery.]]
* AmateurSleuth: The title character
* BlackBestFriend: Cindy in the first three seasons
* ClearMyName: [[spoiler:Detective Hineline]] in "The Hit and Run Case" and [[spoiler:Shelby]] in "The Paul Revere Mystery"
* CoolOldGuy: Mike
* ConvictionByContradiction: Used frequently on the show
* DetectiveMole: [[spoiler:Detective Waterman]] in "The Alley Cat"
* EurekaMoment:Used frequently on the show as well, usually just before TheSummation.
* FakingAndEntering: [[spoiler:Mr. Pappas]] does this in "Fool's Gold"
* FieryCoverup: in "The Smoke Screen Case", [[spoiler: Dr. Baxindine]] was burning down houses to hide the fact she was illegally harboring endangered animals inside the houses.
* HeyItsThatGuy: What's [[TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]] doing working at a bed and breakfast?
** Creator/SuzanneCollins served as a writer for the show before she began her career as a novelist.
* HiddenInPlainSight: In "The Alley Cat", the Waterman pearls were hidden inside [[spoiler: the eyes of Tamara's teddy bear.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Detective Hineline
* MysteryOfTheWeek: The basic premise of the show.
* ReverseMole: A few of the episodes, such as "Fool's Gold" and "The John Doe Mystery", featured characters who turned out to be this.
* RuleOfThree: Each episode usually featured three suspects, one of whom was almost always the culprit.
* TokenTrio: GenderFlipped and minorities played with- Asian female hero with black female and white male sidekicks.
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