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The First Book

A reluctant detective, a criminal mastermind and . . . sugar?
Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’ colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless, her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it not. When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away – until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these apparent clues mean anything, but when Amanda…

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Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

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The Amanda Lester, Detective books have been characterized as “Sherlock Holmes meets Nancy Drew meets Harry Potter.” Check them out and see why.

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Concept Art
See how Paula and cover artist Anna Mogileva developed the artwork for the books, Web site, and Amandapedia.

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