When Enola Holmes Encounters Her Friend Lady Cecily Hiding Behind A Pink Fan, She Finds It Peculiar Cecily Is Being Held Hostage In An Abysmal Orphanage, Forced Into A Miserable Marriage Enola Joins Forces With The Much Older Famous Brother Sherlock Who She Has Fought Desperately To Elude, And Risks Her Own Freedom To Rescue Her Friend I think this may be my favorite of the series, for two reasons 1 Enola has a female friend and a female network of contacts that she probably would consider friends if she weren t so bad at friendship She is allowed to have female friends She is allowed to have fellow feeling for women She is allowed to be female and to accept and enjoy that femininty, even while she refuses to follow the standard Victorian course for women view spoiler 2 Sherlock Holmes has finally unraveled his own assumptions and figured out that Enola is his sister in every way that counts I really appreciate that, and I really like that he has decided to be straight up and honest with her, because he clearly wants to hang out with his li l sis I like to think that Watson sat him down after the last book and was like, okay Here is how you human at fourteen year old girls NOTE HOW IT DOES NOT RESEMBLE ANYTHING YOU VE DONE Sherlock Holmes is so bad at being human hide spoiler I will come right out and admit that I definitely allowed myself to picture a particular Mr Cumberbatch throughout the Sherlock cameos in this story, which had me laughing quite heartily I loved the scenes that Sherlock shared with Enola, the sibling relationship was humorous and tense, quite realistic given their difference in age Again, I was impressed with how clever and thoughtful Enola was, always thoroughly thinking things through before launching off That doesn t mean she doesn t improvise, but she is never impulsive This particular case was equal parts funny and infuriating, but it all wrapped up quite well Good job, Enola Another good story in the Enola Holmes series This one has Enola to rescue, after Lady Cecily is again in grave peril Enola is resting in the Ladie s Public Lavatory after a day of shopping when she encounters Lady Cecily from The Case of the Left Handed Lady Cecily is dressed in a very curious and cumbersome gown and seems to be in the process of shopping for her trousseau Lady Cecily manages to ask Enola for help using the language of fans before her guardians whisk he away and Enola is once again on the trail after Lady Cecily.These Enola Holmes mysteries are quite fun This one has Enola stumbling over Sherlock, even rescuing him, as he too, has been asked to investigate Lady Cecily s disappearance Enola is still out on her own, managing her business and living in the rooming house with Mrs Tupper I enjoy seeing how she has grown and continues to mature and find her way in London, and avoid the protection of her brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock It breaks my heart a little to see her detaching herself from them and their good intentions, and also from her mother, who still has not tried to contact Enola and is still missing, as far as the Holmes are concerned.One to the next in the series I think this is my favorite one of the series.
BIO NANCY SPRINGER Nancy Springer has passed the fifty book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession DARK LIE
- 183 pages
- The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan
- Nancy Springer
- 06 June 2019 Nancy Springer