Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula BerinsteinAmanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula Berinstein

Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis

byPaula Berinstein

Paperback | September 15, 2015

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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.


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.
Title:Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal CrisisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.87 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Paula BerinsteinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942361009

ISBN - 13:9781942361008


Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsChapter 1 Lestrade, Meet HolmesChapter 2 Gordon Bramble ExplodesChapter 3 Professor Redleaf's SurpriseChapter 4 Nick's SecretsChapter 5 Just the TreasureChapter 6 Amanda Lester, One-man BandChapter 7 Scars and BruisesChapter 8 BlackpoolChapter 9 Earthquake!Chapter 10 Mushy Letters and Candy StashesChapter 11 The CrystalsChapter 12 Another Dead BodyChapter 13 StuckChapter 14 The Magnificent BasementsChapter 15 The Trove of SecretsChapter 16 Back to the WhatsitChapter 17 Crystal WeirdnessChapter 18 I'd Like to Thank the AcademyChapter 19 TriboluminescenceChapter 20 Eureka!Chapter 21 An Unexpected PartyChapter 22 The WhatsitChapter 23 Phone CallsChapter 24 OverwhelmedChapter 25 Acoustic LevitationChapter 26 Couple of ClownsChapter 27 LondonChapter 28 RegroupingChapter 29 AnswersChapter 30 In Pursuit of a CulpritChapter 31 Scapulus Holmes, DreamboatChapter 32 WindermereChapter 33 The QuarryChapter 34 DebriefingChapter 35 The Detective's BibleChapter 36 Goodbye to the CrystalsChapter 37 It's a Wonderful LifeDiscussion Questions for Your Reading GroupAcoustic Levitation Is Real!Q and A with Author Paula BerinsteinAbout the Author