Rave Reviews Log: Mysteries & Suspense

March 01, 2007

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

By Nancy Springer
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Enola Holmes, the runaway sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, is back in her second book. Enola, with the help of the funds her mother left her, has set herself up quite nicely in London. With the aid of several disguises, she pretends to be the assistant of the fictional Dr. Ragostin, who will find all things lost. Imagine her shock when Sherlock's friend, Dr. Watson, appears, asking for help in finding Enola! As Enola continues to foil attempts by her brother to find her and turn her back into a "lady," she discovers a real mystery. Young Lady Cecily has gone missing, and the police have made no progress at discovering her whereabouts. Donning different disguises, Enola begins to hunt down clues, discovering that Lady Cecily is in far greater danger than she would have originally guessed. Can she rescue Cecily and still remain out of her brother's grasp? An interesting plot, peppered with colorful details of London at the time, make this a good read. Readers will cheer Enola's quick mind and continued independence and hope for more sequels (and maybe a friend for Enola!).


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