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Purple rainbows, a mysterious crypt, and pots of gold . . .

Things are not going well for Amanda and the secret detective school. A priceless artifact has disappeared, a dangerous hacker is manipulating matter, and zombies are being seen all over the Lake District.

Then the real trouble starts. When her cousins go missing and her friend Clive is kidnapped, Amanda is forced t
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Published November 15th 2015 by The Writing Show
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Linda
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this awesome mystery series of the 21st century. Imagine a secret school that teaches children to become detectives. These are not just any children; in order to enter this co-ed boarding school the student must be descended from a famous detective. Most of them are detectives from literature. This series features 12 year-old Amanda Lester, whose family changed their name from Lestrade, the bumbling Inspector in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Amanda is rather ashamed of h ...more
Lola
This is another great book in the Amanda Lester, Detective series. One of the things I love most abut this series is how each book smoothly builds upon the foundation of the previous ones. And that fact might be most obvious in this book so far with how all of the problems and mysteries they are dealing with are a direct result of what happened in book 1 and 2 and we will find out that things are even more connected than they seem at first. It was great to have new mysteries for them to solve, b ...more
Wendy
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In "Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle" the secret detective school is in chaos with lawsuits, an unsolved murder, missing students and the disappearance of the Detective Bible, a priceless artifact. Headmaster Thrillkill has asked Amanda and her friends not only to help resolve the "plethora of problems" but to continue working with Scapulus Holmes on a film that he hopes will reunify the teachers and save the school. But with her feelings for Scapulus topsy-turvy after a run-in with N ...more
Derrick Belanger
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Amanda Lester series deals with a girl who is the descendent of the fumbling Inspector Lestrade from the Sherlock Holmes stories. She attends the secret Legatum school, a sort of Hogwarts for descendents of famous detectives. As the third book opens, all is not well in Amanda Lester's world. The Legatum school is in disarray as a faction of staff members threaten to abandon the school over the loss of an important architectural document. Zombies have been seen prowling the streets, mysteriou ...more
Suba Wijesinghe
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Extraordinary Novella!!! Curious Arouse.. No words to spell my feelings about the book. Absolutely magnificent story. This detective novel was smashing more than the two previous novels in the series. More unanswering questions dangling over and over in my mind. And more mysteries begin than unravel the ones currently have. Glitter Words
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Margo James
Dec 24, 2020 rated it liked it
They're twelve year olds for heavens sake.

I enjoy the story of the detective school and the adventures the children go on. I do have exceptions about the faculty though. However, its fits with the unrealistic theme that permeates these books. All the talk about love, and soul mates, and kissing...its just disgusting. They are 12, not 22. Kids that age don't know anything about love and shouldn't be in situations for that type of contact to be permitted. Some very dangerous ideas are being plante
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Saundra Wright
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The saga continues! Things just won’t seem to go Amanda’s way. At least others are taking her more seriously.

Things didn’t go well when Amanda and her friends, including her new boyfriend Holmes, battled the Moriaritys. Seeing Amanda’s reaction when she discovered that Nick was still alive, brought Amanda and Holmes budding romance to a halt.

Beyond Amanda’s personal problems, the school is in trouble. The teachers are divided. In fact one group threatens to leave the school and start their own.

H
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DelAnne Frazee
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Title: Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle-Amanda Lester Detective 2
Author: Paula Berinstein
Published: 11-15-15
Publisher: The Writing Show
Pages: 374
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Sub Genre: Mystery and Detectives, Children's Fiction
ISBN: 9789412361022
ASIN: B017A25BPO
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley


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Amanda Lester and her friends from the Academy are in search of Blixus Moriarty to see if he is in possession of the lost Detective Bible believed to be destroyed by David in the battle ag
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the thrid book in the Amanda Lester, Detective series. One thing I will say is that it is very important that you read these books in order. I read the first one, then this one and there were several spots that I read and had no idea what they were talking about as it was something from the second in the series. I also did not like this one as much as the first and will explain later in the review why.

The story takes place at Legatum (the detective school) but it is during summer vacati
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Tonja Drecker
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, action, a little chaotic teenage romance, a dash of fantasy and adventure non-stop--this is a book which launches full speed ahead and refuses to let go even a little bit until the very end.

This is the third book in the Amanda Lester series. Although there are reminders and explanations of the happenings up to this book, I wouldn't recommend it as a stand alone.

The book starts there where the last one left off, more or less. Amanda receives a hefty list (even for a seasoned detective)
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Beth G.
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Who would have thought a little twerp like David Wiffle could bring an entire detective school to its knees?

Synopsis: Things have gone from bad to worse at the secret detective school, Legatum Continuatum. David Wiffle has disappeared after apparently destroying the school's most precious artifact. Editta Sweetgum is also missing, having run away with the Moriarty family after the showdown involving that artifact. And two other students are also missing, presumably with the Moriartys as well. Th
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Ying_ko
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle

Amanda and friends face a new set of mysteries that include zombies, an alleged descendant of Merlin, an archaeological dig, missing people, and strange backwards rainbows. Has magic been unleashed, or is there are more sinister reason for all of these events? Drawing on earlier events and building from there, the new puzzle threatens to destroy the school and her friends. Can they defeat the forces of evil? Is this the end for the detective school? Wil
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Paula Berinstein (Paula B) is the author of the Amanda Lester, Detective middle-grade/YA series, which features a descendant of the Sherlock Holmes character Inspector Lestrade and is set in the English Lake District.

She is also the author of a new time travel series for adults, Indigo.

From 2005 to 2012, Paula produced and hosted the popular podcast The Writing Show (http://www.writingshow.com).
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