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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

What's a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie?

by (author) Linda Bailey

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2002
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2003
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2002
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
  • Reading age: 8 to 99


In this Stevie Diamond Mystery, when the 13-year-old detective is given the opportunity to be an extra in a local film, she jumps at the chance. On set, Stevie and her detecting partner, Jesse, discover that a rash of accidents has the cast and crew believing the production is cursed. Now Stevie and Jesse have found themselves right in the middle of a mystery filled with lights, cameras --- and lots of action!

About the author

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.


Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Linda Bailey's profile page


  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

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