The Case of the Missing Marquess, An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
Age Range: 8 and up | Paperback: 240 pages | Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (November 8, 2007) | Series: Enola Holmes Mysteries #1
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About the Book
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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My Book Review of The Case of the Missing Marquess
I have discovered the wonderful world of juvenile mystery novels. The Case of the Missing Marquess is the first book in the Enola Holmes Mystery series. I adored this book! It is full of adventure, problem-solving, and interesting characters. Enola herself is a strong young lady that is a great heroine to read about. She is smart and independent and not afraid to get her hands dirty.
I love the inclusion of Sherlock Holmes in the story and the way Enola both admires and despises her famous older brother. It is very cleverly written.
Update (2/22/2018): I published this review nearly five years ago, but The Case of the Missing Marquess is one of those middle grade mystery novels that stuck with me. The strong female protagonist, the mystery, and the adventure in this story make me think back on it every now and then.
The other two books in this series are:
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