The Night Baron makes his appearance, but what he does is more than simple problems. He pushes Conan over a balcony, and then some of the other participants are murdered. Conan must figure out what’s truly going on, as well as the motivation for the murders.
When this storyline was adapted for the anime series, it actually appeared later than it does in the manga, so I was surprised to see it when I read this volume. This is another story that was adapted rather faithfully when it was included in the anime. This was another well-written mystery, and as a reader, you keep thinking you know what the answer is, but then information is revealed that contradicts what you thought the answer was.
The final mystery sees Rachel and Serena bringing Conan with them to the wedding of their former junior high teacher, Miss Matsumoto. They meet with her in the bride’s room, and talk with her as she’s drinking a can of lemon tea. After leaving the room, they hear a noise. When they rush inside, they see the bride passed out with blood coming out of her mouth. It’s determined that she was poisoned, and the mystery revolves finding out who poisoned her and why.
This is another story that was adapted faithfully from its manga source for the anime series, and it's another mystery in the series that I personally enjoy. The story keeps you guessing as to who the guilty party is, and the actual answer is a little sad.
Even though I already knew all three of these mysteries from the Case Closed anime series, I really liked seeing how they were originally presented in the manga. Aoyama has continued to tell not only good mysteries, but good stories as well. I still believe that the Case Closed manga series has appeal for both manga readers and to fans of mystery stories who may not already be manga readers.