“The Case of the Left-Handed Lady,” by Nancy Springer

“The Case of the Left-Handed Lady,” by Nancy Springer, is a fantastic detective story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Book Cover Art for The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, by Nancy SpringerThe detective is Enola Holmes, the fourteen-year-old younger sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

Enola is a strong willed young girl, and has run away from home. Now she is living alone in London, trying to make money as a detective. However, he older brother is tracking her down to try to send her back home. Enola enjoys the freedom and the challenge of living on her own, so she is determined to avoid Sherlock. Staying one step ahead of his deduction and intuition is difficult enough, but Enola must also try to solve a case for her client. In the process Enola will experience a terrifying adventure in the most sleazy areas of London.

Springer’s writing style is clear and involving. She adequately recreates the London of Sherlock Holmes’ time, depicting the rough characters and the customs and fashions of the time. I would recommend “The Case of the Left-Handed Lady” as an amusing mystery story that shows Sherlock Holmes from a different angle.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-04-15T09:19:00-05:00

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