The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes Mystery (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/5/14
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EnolaÕs landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, sheÕs an endearing presence as Enola longs for her absent mother. So imagine her horror when Enola comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? From the master of mystery Nancy Springer, hereÕs another absorbing adventure for our award-winning, unstoppable heroine, Enola Holmes.
From the riveting prologue to the satisfying conclusion, readers are hurled headlong into Enola Holmes s latest case. "School Library Journal"
?From the riveting prologue to the satisfying conclusion, readers are hurled headlong into Enola Holmes's latest case.? ?"School Library Journal"
"From the riveting prologue to the satisfying conclusion, readers are hurled headlong into Enola Holmes's latest case." - "School Library Journal"
The seeds of this mystery were sown during the Crimean War when Mrs. Tupper was there with her husband who was selling things to the soldiers. Her husband caught one of the many illnesses rampant in the area and was in a hospital where Florence Nightingale was nursing. After her husband's death, Miss Nightingale arranged for Mrs. Tupper to return to England.
Now someone is quite interested in something that Mrs. Tupper inadvertently carried back home with her. Enola has to discover what Mrs. Tupper had, contact Florence Nightingale, discover her missing landlady and stay away from her brother Sherlock who is also on the case.
This was another excellent middle grade mystery with codes, disguises, daring deeds and all sorts of adventure set in Victorian England.
Enola fled in the first book in this series, and in subsequent stories she has inadvertently encountered older brother Sherlock, who has been searching for her. Affection is growing between the two siblings through their brief encounters. Sherlock is also developing a growing respect for his clever, daring little sister.
In this story, Enola and Sherlock independently encounter Florence Nightengale, who helps guide Sherlock to some understanding of why his little sister flees at the mere sight of him.
I really enjoy this series and look forward to more installments of the on-going saga of Enola and Sherlock Holmes.