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Ivy Halpin may be blind, but she’s the best detective in the school. And now she’s discovered something no one else knows about.



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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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about the author

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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fun stuff

Sample the new audiobook read by the great Allan Corduner!


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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