Book Review: Enola Holms: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer


Title: Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess

By: Nancy Springer

Genre: Historical Mystery

Pages: 237

Release Date: September 23rd, 2020

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers-all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother's strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?


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If Sherlock Holms had to get any better, this would be it. Even though there wasn't as much depth to this story as I would have loved, the read was fun and enchanting.

We follow Enola Holmes, the smart and witty younger sister of Sherlock. On her birthday, her mother goes missing, but in true Holmes fashion, leaves Enola clues as to her whereabouts. The clues tale her on an amazing adventure through London where she solves not only the disappearance of her mother, but a mystery surrounding a young man as well.

The character of Enola was very well written. She's smart, but not overwhelmingly so. And the way she comes to her conclusions are not so obvious that I was shaking my head because I had figured out the mystery before the main character did, but instead, I was following right along with them.

I really enjoyed this wonderful read. Appropriate for younger audiences as well as entertaining for us adults.

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