The final mystery sees a mysterious woman coming to the Moore Detective Agency, claiming to be Conan’s mother. Richard and Rachel send Conan on his way with her, since they have no reason to suspect that she isn’t his mother. It appears that Conan is being kidnapped by people affiliated with the crime organization that poisoned him, and Conan must figure out a way to escape.
When Viz Media brought the Case Closed manga over to North America, they chose to Americanize the main characters’ names instead of leaving them with their original Japanese name. However, in the first two mysteries in this volume, a decision was made to retain the guest characters’ Japanese name; the main exception would be Serena’s sister, since her last name had to be changed to match Serena’s. I found this decision to be a baffling one, and this naming inconsistency made this volume a little harder for me to read. Since Viz had already Americanized the main characters’ names, I wish they had also Americanized the guest characters’ names as well.
Even though I already know these stories from the Case Closed anime series, I liked being able to see how they were originally presented in the manga. Case Closed continues to be a great read, and it’s a manga title I would recommend to anyone who has any kind of interest in mystery stories.