The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6) by Nancy Springer

The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6)

In the series conclusion, Enola searches for missing Lady Blanchefleur while her brother Sherlock seeks her, with a message from their long-lost mother that only Enola can decipher. Sherlock and brother Mycroft follow Enola into London's dark underbelly to solve a triple mystery. Where is their mother, Lady Blanchefleur, and their connection?

Details The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6)

TitleThe Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6)
Release DateMay 13th, 2010
PublisherPhilomel Books
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade

Reviews The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6)

  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon
    11/12/11Ah, bliss.I really enjoyed the ending to the series, even though it's a bit bitter-sweet - both because of some happenstances in the story, but also just because I like the series so much I'm sort of sad to see it ending. Better than that continuing into perpetuity and getting boring, though.Anyway - the mystery aspect of the story was ok but, in my opinion, it as heavily overshadowed by all the family drama and developments that were goi...
  • Josephine
    Overall I really enjoyed this book and this whole series. They were quick, well written, fairly educational books with a fun character that I liked. There was only one tiny detail that kind of bothered me though. The books (especially this one) felt overly feminist to the point where I felt like it was saying that being a wife and or mother is far inferior to being a well educated woman who actually makes a difference in the world and isn't held ...
  • Stephanie
    The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye is the conclusion to the Enola Holmes mystery series. I enjoyed this series very much. In the final installment, Enola is found by her much older brother, Sherlock when he brings a mysterious letter to her. The letter was sent to their family estate, Ferndell, and was addressed to Enola. A drawing on the front of the envelope was clearly done by Enola's mother, who went missing nearly a year ago. As usual for the eld...
  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    If you liked this book, you might also enjoy:✱ Flavia de Luce series✱ Sally Lockhart series
  • Terri Lynn
    This 6th book in the Enola Holmes series of mysteries starring Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes' 14 year old sister is a bittersweet ending to a series I have come to love. The series began a year earlier when the mother of Enola and her much older brothers Mycroft and Sherlock abandoned Enola on her 14th birthday leaving a handmade book of ciphers for Enola to use to discover all of the money she had hidden in various places for Enola's use. The moth...
  • Betsy
    One Sentence Review: Seems unfair to have to review this since it broke my heart by ending my favorite series, but at the very least I can reassure you that Springer wraps everything up swimmingly (sob!).
  • Alexandra
    I am very sad there will be no more stories in this series but it ended very satisfactorily with all books in the series very solid.
  • Jessica Parsons
    I'm so sad that I'm done with this series. Nancy Springer provided a great twist on an old classic. These books were all quick reads and/or listens, and I loved the emphasis on girl power prevalent throughout the series. I regret that Katherine Kellgren will not have an opportunity to narrate anymore audio books. She was a true talent and her voice will be missed.
  • Elevetha
    2.5 stars.Okay. Um. Good story. Cute MG mystery.I still love the dynamic between Enola, Sherlock, and now, Mycroft. I love siblings and these three, once they aren't running away from one another and/or threatening to ship Enola off to "finishing school", they are really rather cute.But their stupid annoying mother!I couldn't take it. I wanted someone to track her down and Gibb smack her.(view spoiler)[ Oh, wait. She's dead. Probably for the best...
  • Clarabel
    Ce dernier tome ne déçoit pas, il est à l'image de toute la série : élégant, palpitant, révélant des faits importants sur la condition féminine du 19ème siècle, dénonçant les violences des bas quartiers londoniens. En gros, c'est une série à la fois instructive et distrayante.La jeune Enola a fait du chemin depuis un an, suite à la disparition de sa mère ayant entraîné son émancipation précoce, contre l'avis de ses frères a...
  • Michael
    Warning - this book contains a scene with cat-flinging.Cat peril aside this was a pretty good sign off for the series. The six book series comes to an end. Although Enola will never push Flavia off her cosy perch there was plenty to enjoy following the young seeker of the lost. The books are short, cosy, amusing and lightly educational for young readers. Springer doesn't shy from disturbing the cosiness with darker edges from time to time and nei...
  • Jamie (ReadsInTrees) Dacyczyn
    So ends (?) this fun little series. Enola Holmes (Sherlock and Mycroft's much younger sister) followed in their mother's footsteps by running away from home to escape the stifling confinements of societal expectations. Enola made her way to London, disguised herself, and started up her own investigation business. The series has been following her exploits ever since. This latest one wraps up her first year on her own.Overall, I quite enjoyed this...
  • C.J. Milbrandt
    When Enola is hired to find a missing Duquessa, she has some cause for consternation. Not only did the lady disappear on Baker Street, not far from her brother's home, but the frantic husband has also employed Sherlock Holmes. Avoiding him might prove impossible. (Much to every readers' delight.)Hansom cabs and underground trains. Ladies-in-waiting and lace handkerchiefs. Palmistry and pets. Cameos and curtain calls. In this finale to the Enola H...
  • Cathy
    As Enola searches for the missing Lady Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is just as diligently searching for Enola herself and this time he really needs to catch her! He is in possession of a most peculiar package, a message from their long-lost mother that only Enola can decipher. Sherlock, along with their brother Mycroft, must follow Enola into the reeking tunnels of London's dark underbelly as they solve a triple...
  • Susan
    This is apparently the last in the Enola Holmes series, which is a shame as for the most part, this series was enjoyable. Enola was quite a resourceful young lady and rivaled her famous brother's detecting skills.The mystery in this one, I felt, was on the weak side. It read fine, just wasn't as good as some of the others in the series.All along the various entries in this series is an underling storyline of discovering where Enola's missing moth...
  • Text Addict
    Nooooo! This is the LAST ONE!Ahem. Yeah, so, I really like this series. I mean, who wouldn't? The investigative adventures of Enola Holmes, the (much) younger sister of Sherlock Holmes? Codes, mysteries, strong female characters in Victorian London, a hefty dose of THIS-is-why-we-are-feminists-girls, not to mention Springer's usual excellent writing?They are short - this one's 166 pages, a novella, really - and as far as I'm concerned, the most e...
  • Amy
    I enjoyed this last book in the Enola Holmes series, but I was kind of relieved to have it finished. I was intrigued enough by the characters and the overarching mystery of the whole series to keep reading, even though I found some parts boring and/or very unbelievable.I am not one for verbal descriptions of dresses...and for an independent advocate of women's rights, Enola sure knew a lot about dresses and fashion accessories. I could understand...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    A perfect conclusion to this wonderful series! Enola is once again on the case, this time tracking down the missing Duquessa, while avoiding her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft. All those mysteries that have been niggling at me for the entire series are finally resolved. Why did Enola's mother run away with gypsies? How will Enola repair her relationship with her brothers without losing her freedom?I was very glad to see more of Sherlock in this bo...
  • Fla Fla
    I'm very sad to see this lovely series end. It's a bitter-sweet ending, and I can't help not wishing there was another book, at least another, honestly I'd keep asking for more and more...We reach the final face off between Enola and her two brothers. She gains their respect, Sherlock was more easily won over than Mycroft but he too sees logic in the end. Enola will have her way, she will be a perditorian, Sherlock is happy to have the competitio...
  • BookSweetie
    #6 in the Enola Holmes Mystery Series This is a wonderful series starring the clever, self-reliant 14 year old sister of Sherlock Holmes in which an aristocratic young woman goes missing without a trace. The writing stays true to the VIctorian era and, as one expects in a mystery, the mystery is solved by the end of the book. Lovely wrap up to a whole year in Enola's life in which her two famous older brothers figure significantly. With the help...
  • Ellen
    I really liked this book, and I really liked all of the Enola Holmes books. I think this is the last one in the series. Many of Enola's concerns that she has throughout all of the books are resolved, i.e., what became of her mother, her relationships with her brothers, and what to plan on for her future. It's almost like all of the books combined are really one book, with a satisfactory conclusion in this one. I'm glad that, for the most part, I'...
  • Brandy Painter
    Sherlock has finally figured out the fastest way to find Enola and its a good thing because he has received a communication from their missing mother that is for her. At the same time they are both tied up in a case involving a missing noblewoman. The book pulls together all the missing pieces in a tidy way and leaves the reader with a sense of closure. (Inexplicably to me Lady Cecily is brought up by Enola again at the end and it is said she has...
  • Wealhtheow
    After her father's death and her mother's disappearance, Enola Holmes escaped her older brothers and went into business for herself as a consulting detective. The case of a missing duchess brings her and Sherlock Holmes together, and Enola must decide whether to maintain her lonely freedom or hope that her brothers have changed their minds about controlling her.This book's mystery is pretty lightweight; far more time is spent on Enola's relations...
  • Bekah
    That was a satisfactory, if not a bit sad, conclusion to the series. Of course, I would love more from Enola, but I do appreciate how tidily Springer brought the story to a close. Eudoria made a lot of wonderful points in her letter, though I wish she had not sounded so judgmental on other points. I was pleased that the Holmes brothers finally found an appreciation and affection for dear little Enola. Despite the somber mood, the final scene of t...
  • Grace
    I LOVE this series. All these books are so short, you could probably read the whole series in a day without much effort. This, the last book, has by far the least detailed mystery and spends comparatively little of its time on actual detective work. That's fine with me, though, because it fills up all that space with FANFICTION. Sherlock actually finds Enola! They get to talk! ALL THREE OF THEM GET TO HANG OUT! THINGS GET RESOLVED! This is probab...
  • Heidi
    The end of a fun series. I liked the fact that Enola quit running away from her brothers in this book and instead incorporated them in her plans...and that Sherlock and Mycroft actually trusted her enough to follow her. The ending was bittersweet and tied up some of the loose ends. I now know far too much about corsets and types of 19th-century taxis.
  • The Library Lady
    Too many series for children/young adults "jump the shark"--run on and on and on long past their prime. Springer has kept the Enola Holmes series consistently good and given it a satisfying conclusion. So satisfying, that I too, like Sherlock, hope that Springer will allow us to see what Enola will do next!
  • Josiphine/Tessa
    Probably the most contrived and convenient plot of the series, but I like it anyway because Enola and her brothers make such an awesome team. I've devoured (redevoured?) this whole series in three days and now there aren't any more for me to read, :(.
  • Pamela Powell
    Fantastic conclusion. This was a wonderful series from Book 1 all the way through the end of Book 6. As a long-time Sherlock Holmes fan, I'm sad to see this series end.
  • Liam
    As always, a quick but excellent read. I am in awe of this author and want to read more.