Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Case of the Girl in Grey (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 2) by Jordan Stratford, Kelly Murphy (Illustrated by)

The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency is a secret organization.  At least the girls think so...

Knopf Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 26th.

Mary is coming to visit Ada when the carriage stops quickly.  She sees a girl in grey run into the woods and tries to follow her.  When she finally sees her she asks if she's alright.  The girl says no, she needs help, but she disappears into the forest.  When her travelling companion cannot find the girl either, they must go on their way.  Mary is afraid she may never see her again.

While visiting Ada, a woman comes asking them to check on a young girl who is coming of age and getting married.  The girl has inherited a good sum of money and she's not sure that "love" is what is inspiring this marriage.  When they go to see her, Mary is astonished to see the young lady in grey standing there.  She tries to tell her they met before, but the girl doesn't recognize her.

This is a nice case of greed, fraud, attempted murder and the separation of twins at a young age.  There's a lot for the girls to sort through, it's dangerous work, and Ada gets very sick.  The girls are in great danger and it's a good thing that more people knew about the Agency than they thought.  They need their help!

Nancy Drew needs to move over; we have new detectives coming into their own.

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