Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer

Springer, Nancy. The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan. New York: Philomel, 2008.

Enola Holmes is still enjoying her life in London though she is often forced to dodge her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who are determined to find her. Enola encounters a person she never thought to see again, Lady Cecily. Lady Cecily is in a most awkward situation. She appears to be the prisoner of her two chaperones. She conveys to Enola that she needs help. The only clue Enola has is the pink paper fan Lady Cecily was carrying and discreetly dropped near Enola. The fan leads Enola to the fashion of hosting a pink tea. To gather information, she impersonates a society page reporter. Enola is soon embroiled in family secrets and arranged marriages. She is once again appalled at the lack of freedom ladies have in civilized society.

What I thought: I was not disappointed with the latest installment of the Enola Holmes mystery series. I eagerly await the release of the 5th book, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, on May 14th.

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