The Case of the Girl in Grey

This history mystery series continues with another fine display of brains and bravery from the Wollstonecraft Girls Ada Bryon Lovelace and Mary Shelley The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case The Case of the Missing Moonstone , all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go toThis history mystery series continues with another fine display of brains and bravery from the Wollstonecraft Girls Ada Bryon Lovelace and Mary Shelley The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case The Case of the Missing Moonstone , all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.Their new case is a puzzle indeed It involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant But Mary has stumbled onto a mystery of her own She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park A girl who is the spitting image of their new client.The two cases must be linked or else there s a perfectly supernatural explanation.
The Case of the Girl in Grey This history mystery series continues with another fine display of brains and bravery from the Wollstonecraft Girls Ada Bryon Lovelace and Mary Shelley The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed

  • Title: The Case of the Girl in Grey
  • Author: Jordan Stratford Kelly Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780385754446
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Case of the Girl in Grey”

    1. 3.5 STARS!Though a little better than the first book, this still was just as predictable as the first. I enjoyed the whole "Is it supernatural or not?" vibe that was going on but it still left me going "Okay, that was alright." I wanted to be WOW'd like I was with Wild Boy and this didn't do that for me. I am however planning on picking up the third book in this series when it's available at the library, I like the characters enough to carry on but this isn't the best Middle-Grade Victorian era [...]

    2. I thoroughly fell in love with the first book in The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series, The Case of the Missing Moonstone, and The Case of the Girl in Grey is a delightful sequel. Again Jordan Stratford brings together the mother of modern science fiction, Mary Shelley, and the world's first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, as girls (14 and 11, respectively) who solve mysteries. This particular mystery is inspired by the Gothic classic The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Once more, Perc [...]

    3. I've been thinking about what makes a five-star book for me, and I finally hit on it while reading this one. All of my five-star books, from Anna Karenina to The Countess Conspiracy, have one thing in common: they all just make my heart sing. I don't know who looks at the Shelley circle and thinks "MIDDLE GRADE MYSTERY SERIES!" but Jordan Stratford somehow makes it work. If you can't abide historical inaccuracies, this is not the series for you. Our heroines, Ada Byron and Mary Godwin (later She [...]

    4. This series is a pure joy. I can nerd out about victorian ladies! And victorian mysteries! And neuroatypical victorian characters!

    5. This series is utterly adorable!You might also enjoy:✱ Flavia de Luce series✱ Book Scavenger series✱ The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place✱ Under the Egg

    6. I am really enjoying this series. I still like the characters introduced in the first book. The addition of the sisters, for me, was a plus; the new characters Allegra and Jane seem to round out the cast and support interesting interactions and dialogue between the group.I will definitely read book #3.

    7. This was a fun Middle Grade read with whispers of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White woven in! First #boutofbooks title finished! Kids will love this middle grade mystery.

    8. An excellent book on the continuing adventures of a young Ada Byron (later to be Countess of Lovelace) and young Mary Shelly who, breaking all kinds of Victorian rules, set up a detective agency together and proceed to solve crimes. In this story, Lady Mary Sommerville asks them to investigate the pending marriage of a young girl to a peer who seems very anxious to get his hands on her family's fortune. Also involved is a mysterious girl in grey seen running in the streets that may be related to [...]

    9. Another fun romp through alt history! 4.5 stars (1/2 star taken off for a few mistakes in the notes at the end, which made me wonder about the accuracy of the other historical notes - the name Earnshaw is borrowed from Emily Bronte, not Charlotte, and one of the plot points mentioned as borrowed from The Woman in White is inaccurate (I won't say which one because spoilers).

    10. An enjoyable sequel, and I like how it's setting up the next book! I really like this series - it's really nice to read about a neuroatypical young girl who doesn't feel mocked by the text or other characters. Cute illustrations and a good mystery!

    11. Charming and entertaining. It's a *little* disorienting to have all these real people inhabiting a story together, since, as the author cheerily states in his afterword, he had to "adjust" their "timelines" to have them all be alive at the same time. It crossed my mind to wonder if it would be confusing for the children reading, but of course it won't. I tend to think that those of them who are really interested in the actual lives of Ada, Mary, Charles, Peebs, et al. will probably take the adju [...]

    12. Enjoyed it even more than the first. A mishmash of Wilkie Collins, Sherlock Holmes, and Nancy Drew. Stratford manages to write intelligently for the younger set without talking down to them. The borrowed characters (Mary Woolstonecraft, Ada Lovelace, Percy Shelley) are lovingly imagined while their historical realities are clearly delineated in both a preface and with biographies in the back.

    13. A YA mystery retelling of Wilkie Collins' The Woman In White with names borrowed from Dickens and the Brontes starring Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Godwin Shelley? Yes, please. Historically accurate? Not a bit. Enjoyable? Absolutely.

    14. I'm not the target audience for a middle grades book, but I'm interested in both Mary Shelley and Ada Lovelace, and thus this book is like catnip for me. As for the plot, if you're going to steal, steal from the best, and Wilkie Collins is the best.

    15. Staff PickHeatherMary and Ada are fabulous super sleuths! This series is full of history, mystery, science, and fun. If you haven't read The Case of the Missing Moonstone yet, start there. Then read this one. These books are great!

    16. I simply adore this series! This second book was just as amazing and fun as the first. Not one but two spunky, daring female characters, and tons of literary references as well as historical ones. Fabulous!

    17. This one was just as fun, entertaining and hilarious as the first one in the series. But I think the Mystery around the second case - the Girl in Grey - is more interesting and better fleshed-out than in the first one.

    18. I backed Jordan Stratford's kickstarter campaign a couple of years ago. And so still get to read the newer books. It's still a great concept. Girl detectives. Girls being smart. Always good to see positive role models.

    19. I remember enjoying the first book but I was just bored reading this. Although there were a few interesting bits that popped up occasionally as a whole it could have been way better.

    20. This was the second book in this set of three books. I liked the storyline in this one better then the first one.

    21. For Red Cedar. Not my favourite as the story started slow and seems a little ridiculous with having 10-12 year old detectives, but it redeemed itself in the end.

    22. I think I liked this one better than the first one. I loved, loved, loved the girls saving other girls.

    23. Another 4-star read. This series is absolutely delightful. I wish I had granddaughters so I could gift these books. Girls are great, girls are smart, girls are magnificent. Girls rule.

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