The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes Mysteries #1)
1888. Le jour où Enola Holmes découvre que sa mère a disparu, elle pressent qu'elle seule pourra la retrouver. Elle qui a grandi libre, est alors soumise par ses frères à l'apprentissage des bonnes manières d'une lady, puis expédiée droit vers un pensionnat de jeunes filles. Mais la chère enfant a du cran et de la ressource et elle échappe à son détective de frère, plogean...more
A cute, quick little story that I read in a couple of hours last night. It does have some dark parts that some parents might not like for their young children, though - i.e. it references the Ripper murders at one point, talking about a prostitute who was slit open.
Enola, the scandalously younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, sets out to unravel her own mystery when her mother disappears. She also has to deal with the prospect of going to boarding school, the horrors of wh ...more
I had some initial trepidation over reading this (I disliked the precocious Flavia de Luce from Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie). However, Enola Holmes is a nice surprise in the guise of period-piece teen detective. If Sherlock Holmes had a baby sister, she would surely be in the mold of Enola - no doubt.
Author Springer has penned a short, satisfying story with authentic deta ...more
What grabbed my attention from the very beginning of the book was the author's ability to paint a vivid setting. The first words describe the place, the month the year, the time of day: the East End of London, August 1888, after dark. She the ...more
Overall, I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but there were some things that were a little off-putting for me. Initially, the writing -- using lots of dashes -- and sentence fragments, was a little hard to adjust to, but adjust I did, and it stopped bothering me as much around the middle of the book. But my main issue here, is that the title case isn't actually even revealed to be a case until after the middle of the book. So ...more
Then again there wasn't a lot of plot (since it's the first book in a series, I'd assume the next ones might have a little more plot and a little less world-building / introduction / setting), so the shortness means it never felt padded or over-written, which is also not a bad thing.
Enola Holmes (the much younger sister to Mycroft and Sherlock) is a great character - sensible, daring and with a good narrative voice. Defi ...more
Lots of action and adventure, with some clues and cyphers thrown in for good measure. T ...more
I just wished there were more teenage girls reading this series than there are reading the Twilight series. Somehow, I'm sure this would make the world a better place if they identified with Enola Holmes instead of B ...more
I really enjoyed Springer's style (even though at times it was a bit too detailed/rambling, and I think some younger readers might not enjoy that style as much since t ...more
It was fun for the most part, though I did get tangled quite a bit in all the talk of petticoats, bustles, and corsets. Yeah....
My goodness! The famous Sherlock and Mycroft have a much younger sister: 14 year old Enola Holmes! And what a clever one!
I didn't care for the cover or the title The Case of the Missing Marquess but that hardly matters since the character Enola is so captivating.
On Enola's birthday, her 64 year old widowed mother quietly disappears, leaving Enola bereft and worried. Has something terrible happened to her mother? Or has her mother abandoned her without a moment's hesitation? Enola panics and s ...more
Enola ha vivido toda su vida con su madre ya que sus hermanos Sherlock y Mycroft Holmes viven en la magnífica ciudad de Londres ocupando cargos importantes mientras que su padre yace en el cementerio desde que ella tiene 4 años.
Enola va celebrando sus cumpleaños con su madre Eudoria Vernet Holmes y el matrimon ...more
This romp through Sherlock Holmes' London and its surroundings is a confection of a story that I loved so much, I now intend to read the ...more
I loved the sherlock holmes story so when i was searching for a book at BYU i decided to give this one a try. And its turned out to be a great read. I love the feminine twist to the famous sherlock holmes.
definatley loved the adorable matching covers :)
School book reveiw: When i started reading this book I found it slightly hard to get in to ...more
Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock, and for the past 14 years has been living with her mother on the family's estate, Ferndell Hall. When Mum disappears on Enola's birthday, the girl comes under the direct guardia ...more
In this first volume Enola is in a quandary. Her father is long since dead and now her mother has run off with the family funds, leaving her with the staff and an e ...more
I didn't even notice the word "prostitute" and I was listening for it (I downloaded the audio book narrated by Katherine Kellgren--she's the best!). Enola specificall ...more
This is a fun twist on your typical Sherlock Holmes story. While I'm not normally fond of spin-offs of classic, favorite tales, this was pretty impressive. It's truly a fun, female, water-downed version of everyone's favorite detective.
Now I realize that description sounds awful, but bear with me. What do younger sisters read while their elder siblings are devouring the gruesome, graphic, descriptive tales of Sherlock's mysteries? Why, Enola Holmes, of cou ...more
This first book introduced us to Enola on her 14th birthday. She's unexpectedly abandoned by her mother, after which she enlists the help of her older brothers. Since her father's death, Mycroft is, for all intents and purposes, her guardian. He gets to decide her fate. And he decides that boarding/finishin ...more
This book has both humor (mostly involving Victorian undergarments) as ...more
The Flavia de Luce series
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
2. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
3. A Red Herring Without Mustard
4. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
5. Speaking from Among the Bones
6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
7. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
The Sally Lockhart series
1. The Ruby In The Smoke
2. The Shadow in the North
3. The Tiger in the Well
4. The Tin Princess
I loved the setting, and the zesty British style. Enola is my kind of character. She questions and defies the "accepted" roles, and gains a lot of confidence along the way. This is the first book in a series of mysteries. Sherlock ...more
Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft. She hasn't seen them in over ten years, assuming it is because her birth was an embarrassment to the family (her mother was fifty at the time). But when her mother disappears, she has to call in the famous pair to help out. She learns that there is some sort of feud between the three of them. Sherlock is called away on a case ...more
BIO -- NANCY SPRINGER
Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE ...more