In this imaginative mystery series the detective is Enola Holmes, a younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective. Enola Holmes ran away from home to live in London and make her living by running her own detective business. In addition to working for her clients under the guise of an older man, she also has to avoid Sherlock and his brother Mycroft, who are determined to catch her and return her to her home. They don’t want her living on her own in the dangerous, crime laden atmosphere of London.
In “The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan” the series returns to an older character that readers of the Enola Holmes series will recognize: Lady Cecily. In “The Case of the Left-Handed Lady” Enola Holmes helped Lady Cecily escape from a kidnapper. For the time being she seemed to be safe, but when Enola has a chance repeat meeting with Lady Cecily it is under unusual circumstances. Lady Cecily seems to be in the custody of two women who are controlling her every move.
Lady Cecily is able to tell Enola that she is in trouble and needs help, but before she is able to explain, the two women take her away. Lady Cecily manages to leave just one clue for Enola: a cheap pink fan.
To help Lady Cecily, Enola will have to unravel the mystery of the pink fan and what it means. Only then will she be able to figure out what danger Lady Cecily is in, and how to save her yet again. There is only one problem: she may have to call upon her brother Sherlock to help, and doing so could put her own freedom in danger!
Fans of the Enola Holmes mystery will not be disappointed by “The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan.” Enola Holmes is as brave and plucky as ever. Enola’s innovative disguises, fascinating searches for clues, and desperate escapes from Sherlock and Mycroft keep her story exciting from start to finish.
I highly recommend “The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan” to all mystery lovers.
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