Rave Reviews Log: Mysteries & Suspense

September 22, 2009

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline

By Nancy Springer
Rating: 4 stars

This is the fifth book in the Enola Holmes mystery series. Enola's latest mystery hits home when her aged, quite deaf landlady, Mrs. Tupper is kidnapped after telling Enola about a frightening visit missive is delivered demanding she give up a message for "the Bird." Who is the Bird? And what message could old Mrs. Tupper possibly have? As Enola does her best to unravel the tidbits of information that her landlady has dropped over time, she realizes that this mystery may involve none other than the infamous Florence Nightingale and the days of the Crimean War! However, just as Enola begins to break ground in this case, she discovers another detective has been called--her own brother, Sherlock. Enola will have to use all of her wits and skills to both solve this crime and evade her well-meaning brother. Fans of the series will eagerly eat up this installment and be eager to follow Enola as she continues solving mysteries in London.


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