by Colleen Gleason
Avid Press, 2017. 267 pgs. Young Adult Fiction
Following the disaster of the Chess Queen Enigma, Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker have tried to settle back into their lives as young ladies of London. But when Mina receives a strange package from a winged visitor at midnight, she is thrown into a new mysterious adventure: the search for the Carnelian Crow. Despite warnings from Inspector Grayling, and a personal dilemma that leaves Evaline reeling, the two ladies know that they must stop the Ankh from completing her boldest plan yet.
With intriguing characters and a new mystery to solve, I thoroughly enjoyed this newest installment of the Stoker & Holmes series. The main characters are strong, independent, and intelligent ladies at a time when that was discouraged. My favorite part of these books is the steampunk technology that makes their world unique. With the mystery and a little romance, this is a quick, simple read that was enjoyable and fun.