Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy


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Twelve-year-old Amanda Lester wouldn't be caught dead going into the family business. Just because she's related to Inspector G. Lestrade, that bumbler who sometimes worked with master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, doesn't mean she should become a detective and give up her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Unfortunately, her plans are in jeopardy. Her latest project with the Stick Dog Filmmakers Club and Production Company isn't coming together, and her control freak tendencies have driven away all her actors. If she doesn't make a winning film soon, her parents will insist that she go into the L.A.P.D. young cadets training program, and her budding career will be over. So when Herb and Lila Lester suddenly send her to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives, Amanda resists-until she and her new friends notice drops of blood and weird pink substances in odd places. Are these strange happenings clues to a real mystery or simply part of the elaborate class project the teachers assign every year? The answer comes all too soon. When Amanda's father disappears and the school's cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, the kids are certain that crimes are taking place. Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes's nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn't like nosy little girls interfering in his business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986030482
Publisher: Paula Berinstein
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Series: Amanda Lester, Detective , #1
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda Lester. 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.

Table of Contents

The Legatum Garage Parking Area
Houses and Common Rooms
Legatum Floor Plans
Legatum Continuatum Class Descriptions
Chapter 1: The End of the Stick Dogs
Chapter 2: The Secret Detective School
Chapter 3: A Detective's Mystique
Chapter 4: Mysterious Shapes
Chapter 5: The Inimitable Simon Binkle
Chapter 6: Funny Desserts
Chapter 7: The Monster Mash
Chapter 8: The Class Project
Chapter 9: Pink Powder
Chapter 10: Amanda the Spy
Chapter 11: Explosion!
Chapter 12: Cutting Class
Chapter 13: A Ticking Clock
Chapter 14: Holmes Productions
Chapter 15: The Garage
Chapter 16: Gluppy Things
Chapter 17: The Secret Room
Chapter 18: Slime Mold
Chapter 19: Thinking Like a Criminal
Chapter 20: Snow Globe
Chapter 21: Counting Calories
Chapter 22: Secret Room Redux
Chapter 23: Threats
Chapter 24: A Kick in the Nose
Chapter 25: 3D Printing
Chapter 26: Body Snatching
Chapter 27: Putting Two and Two Together
Chapter 28: Bunch of Nut Jobs
Chapter 29: Stowaway
Chapter 30: Monkeyshines
Chapter 31: The Sugar Factory
Chapter 32: Schola Sceleratorum
Chapter 33: Trapped
Chapter 34: Acting
Chapter 35: Confrontation
Chapter 36: The Class Project Explained
Chapter 37: More Questions Than Answers
Some Famous Detectives
Discussion Questions for Your Reading Group
Q and A with Author Paula Berinstein
About the Author
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