Book Review: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer


Title: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

By: Nancy Springer

Genre: Historical Mystery

Pages: 234

Release Date: January 1st, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Philomel

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Enola's name backwards spells "alone," and alone she is, in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city. She is being hunted down by the world's most famous detective - her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. For the sake of freedom she must elude him, but what can she do to ease her loneliness?

When she discovers a hidden cache of brilliant charcoal drawings, she feels as if she's a soul mate to the girl who drew them - but that girl, young Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving midnight streets where murderers roam, Enola must unravel the clues - a leaning ladder, a shifty-eyed sales clerk, political pamphlets - to find the left-handed lady, but in order to save Lady Cecily from a powerful villain, Enola risks revealing more than she should. Will her own lonely heart betray her?

In this second installment of the acclaimed Enola Holmes Mysteries, two-time Edgar Award winner Nancy Springer brings us all the danger and intrigue of Victorian London as she continues the adventures of one of the wittiest and most exciting new heroines in today's literature.


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I think this book was far better than the first, that focused more on character building vs. this book that was an amazing story of sibling rivalry and mystery.

Enola is really coming into her own. A strong woman who is fierce and smart. She really gives her brothers a run for their money. I love how they are always trying to one up each other, trying to be the first to solve the mystery.

This was a fun book. My next stop is to watch the movie and then on to the next book.

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