Start by marking “The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. [ resolution of her mum's disappearence seemed a little unbelievable. I also liked Enola so I'm quite invested in reading more books about her! I wasn't impressed. I've had lots of fun in the past when I have dived in but these days there does seem to be rather more fish than sea. This series has some very high level vocabulary, some very ugly London street activity and highlights the complete and utter lack of women's rights in 1888-89. “La noche de la ciudad no tenía el brillo de la luna o de las estrellas; solo algunos retazos de luz amarillenta procedente de los escaparates se reflejaban en el pavimento, tornando la oscuridad todavía más negra.”, “Había descubierto que montar en bici me permitía pensar sin preocuparme de que alguien se percatara de mis muecas y expresiones.”, Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile (2007), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2008), See all 3 questions about The Case of the Missing Marquess…, LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions). Adventure ensues! This was a very quick read, and as such, my review will be quick as well. Video conferencing best practices: Tips to make meeting online even better; Oct. 8, 2020. Any young girl adventurer, or those who like to read about them. Really fun to read, especially the bits where Sherlock makes an appearance. | Middle Grade (8-12) It's a short read but entertaining with enough chuckles and even a few Holmsian tingles when Enola and Sherlock collide for me to come back looking for book 2. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This is a pretty cool little adventure/mystery in the life of Sherlock Holmes's little sister Enola. I remember really disliking the protagonist of her book I tried, which wasn't the case here; I felt neutral toward Enola. Have you ever wondered why there are no pockets in women clothing? *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the Reader Rewards program, Nov 08, 2007 I really adored this reread!! Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. On Enola's fourteenth birthday, her mother disappears. Praise for Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Edgar Award Nominee! | Middle Grade (8-12) Such similarities to Flavia De Luce and Enola Holmes: This was more enjoyable than I was expecting. If you make a purchase, I'll receive a referral fee. Buy Ultimately, it is her own knowledge as a member of the female realm that helps Enola find things Sherlock never could). Welcome back. So, in that respect, I was very pleased to read this, and found it refreshing and unique. The Enola Holmes series would be enjoyed generally by mature females, 12-15, with an interest in historical fiction or crime solving or powerful female characters. I read it over the course of about two hours, which is pretty darn quick for me (I'm a slow reader, I like to savor the words, deal with it), but somehow it didn't lack for character development like a lot of shorter stories do. Suddenly involved. Instead, they seem more concerned about the condition of the estate and what Enola has been doing for the past ten years. Praise for Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Edgar Award Nominee! Enola is a young girl in 1888; sexism is a part of life. I'm not sure how I found this series which also features a strong young female protagonist but I'm glad I did. It's never been totally dismissed that Sherlock had a canonical sister. I loved this series when I was younger, and I really enjoyed meeting up with Enola again. Instead, they seem more concerned about the condition of the estate and what Enola has been doing for the past ten years. But then, on her 14th birthday, Enola's mother vanishes. This was an extremely short book, so short it almost felt like the first half of a regular book. I just love it when a book proves me wrong. Please try again later. Well, I, for one, am delighted to meet the acquaintance of Miss Enola Holmes, even if poor Papa Doyle never knew this belated child of the family he created. Quick, light, enjoyable.. Enola often quotes Sherlock’s dismissiveness of her “cranial capacity.” However, in the end, Enola turns all of this on its head. p. cm. Enola is certainly no match for Flavia (she doesn't even give her bicycle a name for heaven's sake) and Nancy Springer's Victorian England doesn't convince as seamlessly as Pullman's Sally Lockhart books. The Case of the Missing Marquess An Enola Holmes Mystery (Book) : Springer, Nancy : Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother. | ISBN 9781440684395 Having decided to hoard the latest escapades of Flavia De Luce for hopefully better days ahead I cast my nets and twitched my literary feelers seeking a palatable substitute. Ina Garten's Latest Cozy and Delicious Recipes, Hoda Kotb Offers Inspiration, Wisdom, and Hope, Discover the Prologue to Jodi Picoult's Poignant New Novel, Audiobooks Read By Your Favorite Celebrities, *This format is not eligible to earn points towards the. Four and a half for its middle school-intended audience. There's not much to say about this book. Enjoyed this quite a bit - my only real complaint is that it was too short! What a delightful character! by Philomel. Always on the look out for things to stock my nieces' bookshelves with and being a fan of Sherlock Holmes, I was very pleased to come across Wealhtheow Wylfing's reviews of this series on my update feed, especially as it's Hailey's birthday this month (May). | ISBN 9780142409336 In the novel, the main character, Enola Holmes, is the much younger teen-aged sister of the famous Holmes brothers who have not seen her in over a decade. Suddenly involved in the kidnapping of the young Marquess of Basilwether, Enola must escape murderous villains, free the spoiled Marquess, and perhaps hardest of all, elude her shrewd older brother—all while collecting clues to her mother’s disappearance! The main push of the storyline is taken up by the disappearance of our girl's mother, who vanishes so completely even Sherlock is at a loss. After not finding her anywhere, she contacts her brothers, who are the famous Sherlock and the eldest sibling, Mycroft. Links on this site will lead you to Amazon. Sherlock won't look for her, and Mycroft is too busy getting Enola enrolled in a boarding school to teach her to be a proper lady. We’d love your help. Still, I have a rule that if I'm going to judge something I'd better be informed. Once she realizes what's happened and that her mother is nowhere nearby, Enola contacts her older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, who she hasn't seen since she was four, figuring that they, as brilliant as they are, could help. That said, I can think of few YA books that are, actually, mysteries - complete with a missing person, a detective, and hidden clues. Once she realizes what's happened and that her mother is nowhere nearby, Enola contacts her older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, who she hasn't seen since she was four, figuring that they, as brilliant as they are, could help. Want to encourage young readers to keep up their reading habits? Are you in line for the new Enola books coming... 24 New and Upcoming Graphic Novels for Young Readers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a cute little whodunit type mystery starring Sherlock Holmes's little sister Enola. Raised by her Rationalist mother in the country, Enola runs wild and a bit uneducated. Best of all, she manages to be independent of her brother, both in terms of the story and in terms of my expectations. I had the general sympathy I would always feel toward a bright young woman feeling confined by social strictures, but other than that she didn't seem that interesting, or as smart as the author was telling me she was. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on to… More about Nancy Springer, Praise for Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess:An Edgar Award Nominee! Despite being an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, I only became acquainted with the Enola Holmes series through the Netflix trailer. Still, I have a rule that if I'm going to judge something I'd better be informed about it, so with plans to watch the film later this month, I picked up the novel it was based on too.