Rave Reviews Log: Mysteries & Suspense

January 13, 2009

The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan

By Nancy Springer
Rating: 4 1/4 stars

This is the 4th and may well be my favorite of the Enola Holmes mysteries so far. While still dodging her brothers Mycroft and Sherlock who would endeavor to put her into a boarding school, Enola encounters Lady Cecily--the girl she saved in The Case of the Left-Handed Lady. Cecily is flagged by two formidable older women and while she may not speak to Enola, Cecily manages to leave behind a pink fan--peculiar in that it seems to be a cheaply made. But once Enola uncovers the clue in the fan, she realizes Cecily is again in deep trouble--being held against her will and forced to marry! But where is she being held? And how can a 14 year old girl save her? Enola will have to face both of her brothers and even temporarily team up with one to be able to hatch a plan that just might work. In so doing, Enola has to finally come to terms with her feelings for her family members and some of them come to terms with her. It is a fast-paced and enjoyable mystery that fans will be pleased to zip through. You are better off having read the other books before tackling this one, but even someone new to the series will catch on quickly and want to go back and read its predecessors.


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