The Invisible Hand

A Pareto Sisters Mystery

About the Book

Welcome to the quaint neighborhood of Menlo Park, where nothing is as ordinary as it seems. Meet Charlie and Clarke Pareto, two sisters with an extraordinary knack for solving mysteries that baffle others.

Their father, Fenton Pareto, may be renowned as the Bay Area’s sharpest private investigator, but when a spate of peculiar happenings – vanishing jewels, distressed pets, and enigmatic cellphone malfunctions – start to disturb the peace, it’s up to the Pareto sisters to step in.

The sisters find themselves in a labyrinth of clues, matching wits with an unseen adversary pulling strings from the shadows. And just as the plot thickens, a twist: Charlie and Clarke are wrongfully accused of a crime, sending them on a thrilling race against time to clear their names.

Outsmarting booby traps and cryptic puzzles, they rely on their greatest asset: their brilliant minds, seasoned with courage and a touch of stubbornness. Their journey is not just about unmasking the villain but also discovering the strength within themselves.

“The Invisible Hand” is the first book in a captivating trilogy that blends the charm of a cozy mystery with the thrill of amateur sleuthing.

Perfect for those who love their mysteries with a side of heart and wit.

About the Author

Paul Eric Klein lives a quiet life in Menlo Park, California. “The Invisible Hand – A Pareto Sisters Mystery” is his first book. He has two adult daughters who should not be compared to the quirky and flawed characters in his books. Additional information about his books, awards and newsletter may be found at Questions about the Pareto family can also be submitted to the site.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

The book is about two daughters of a famous PI, and how they solve a baffling crime that’s stumped their dad. Along the way they uncover family secrets. Readers should be reminded that every page of this book is fictional. The book has turned out to be quite controversial — upsetting some readers who believe that the father character’s parenting style reflects the author’s philosophy. This is not the case!

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

The book is written for teens and young adults that are looking for an exciting twisty mystery AND adult readers who are looking for the excitement of a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boy book that’s more at an adult level (and with dashes of humor).

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

Impossible to pick just one, but Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” is a masterpiece.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Do not compromise on editorial talent. Editors are critical members of your team.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

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