If only Sherlock Holmes's great-great-grandson weren't such a dork.
There’s a new student at the Legatum Continuatum School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives and Amanda is supposed to work with him. Scapulus Holmes is a descendant of the great Sherlock and he’s crazy about her. Unfortunately she thinks he’s a loser and would rather die than have anything to do with him.
But when the kids discover a dead body encrusted with strange living crystals, Amanda realizes she needs Holmes’s help. If the crystals fall into the wrong hands they could be used for nefarious purposes, and only he knows how to protect them.
Can the detectives keep the bad guys from learning the crystals' secrets? It would help if they could figure out who the dead body is too. Only if Amanda and Holmes can find a way to work together can they prevent a disaster, and it isn’t looking good.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Chapter 1 Lestrade, Meet Holmes
Chapter 2 Gordon Bramble Explodes
Chapter 3 Professor Redleaf's Surprise
Chapter 4 Nick's Secrets
Chapter 5 Just the Treasure
Chapter 6 Amanda Lester, One-man Band
Chapter 7 Scars and Bruises
Chapter 8 Blackpool
Chapter 9 Earthquake!
Chapter 10 Mushy Letters and Candy Stashes
Chapter 11 The Crystals
Chapter 12 Another Dead Body
Chapter 13 Stuck
Chapter 14 The Magnificent Basements
Chapter 15 The Trove of Secrets
Chapter 16 Back to the Whatsit
Chapter 17 Crystal Weirdness
Chapter 18 I'd Like to Thank the Academy
Chapter 19 Triboluminescence
Chapter 20 Eureka!
Chapter 21 An Unexpected Party
Chapter 22 The Whatsit
Chapter 23 Phone Calls
Chapter 24 Overwhelmed
Chapter 25 Acoustic Levitation
Chapter 26 Couple of Clowns
Chapter 27 London
Chapter 28 Regrouping
Chapter 29 Answers
Chapter 30 In Pursuit of a Culprit
Chapter 31 Scapulus Holmes, Dreamboat
Chapter 32 Windermere
Chapter 33 The Quarry
Chapter 34 Debriefing
Chapter 35 The Detective's Bible
Chapter 36 Goodbye to the Crystals
Chapter 37 It's a Wonderful Life
Discussion Questions for Your Reading Group
Acoustic Levitation Is Real!
Q and A with Author Paula Berinstein
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