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The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer
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Sep 26, 2009

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The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan is the fourth book in the Enola Holmes Mystery series. 14-year old Enola Holmes is the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes who, like her brothers, has a talent for solving mysteries. With both of her parents out of the picture, Enola is left in the care of her two brothers, who think that their sister should act like a proper Victorian lady. But Enola, a smart, spunky, and self sufficient young lady, has run away from her brothers to start her own business as a detective. In The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan Enola must locate and save her friend Lady Cecily who is being held captive and forced to marry against her will, while at the same time eluding her brothers.

This is the first Enola Holmes book that I've read, but the story was still easy to follow. Nancy Springer does a wonderful job of presenting a clever and independent female protagonist who young girls can relate to. I would definitely recommend this book to any girls who are interested in mysteries, especially if they express an interest in the Nancy Drew series. The Enola Holmes series does seem to be specifically targeted to a female audience as it deals with feminist issues, and the men in the story are generally portrayed as overbearing and standing in the way of the female characters freedoms.
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