Monday, August 26, 2013

Enola Holmes: the Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes is used to being alone. The much younger sister of the famous Sherlock and (less famous) Mycroft Holmes, she doesn't really know her brothers at all, or they her. Her mother named her Enola—a palindrome for ‘alone’—and always told her, “You will do very well on your own.” So when her mother mysteriously vanishes, Enola is not totally unprepared. She falls into the custody of her two brothers, who know very little about teenage girls and who want to send her away to boarding school. Desperate to escape, she runs away and disguises herself—not as a boy (which, let’s face it… is very over-done in literature) but as a lady; the very last thing her brothers would ever expect her to be.

Secure in her disguise, Enola sets out to find her missing mother. Along the way she stumbles upon a number of mysteries that need solving and—just like her famous brother—it seems that she has quite a knack for investigating! Solving cases, hiding from her brothers, and searching for clues about her mother’s disappearance, Enola’s life is one close call after another!

The Case of the Missing Marquess is the first book in the Enola Holmes Series and a thoroughly exciting read! Each book introduces new ciphers and codes that the reader will be trying to solve right along with our heroine! Plus, the drama and suspense between Enola and her brothers—especially Sherlock—make for quite a rollercoaster of emotions!

Will Enola find her mother? Will her brothers catch up with her? What trouble will she run into next? You’ll have to read the books to find out!

If you like the Enola Holmes series, you may also enjoy Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris, The Gideon Trilogy: the Time Travelers, or No Place Like Holmes.

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