Rave Reviews Log: Mysteries & Suspense

October 19, 2006

The Case of the Missing Marquess

By Nancy Springer
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Enola Holmes is the 14 year old much younger sister of the infamous brothers, Sherlock (the great detective) and Mycroft (the famous attorney)Holmes. Although she has only really seen them once, Enola calls them to her aid when her mother goes missing on Enola's birthday. Although after a quick investigation her brothers are convinced that their free spirited mother has simply gone off on a vacation of some sort, Enola still is unhappy about the disappearance. She discovers her mother left her quite a bit of money hidden round the house, and decides that rather than attend the boarding school threatened by her brother Mycroft, she'll make off to London to hopefully contact her mother and stay out of the reach of her brothers. Enola disguises herself as a widow and sets off with a very shaky plan, but en route to London she finds herself embroiled in the disappearance of the 12 year old Viscount Tewksbury. In the true deductive style of a Holmes, she figures out where Tewksbury has gone, and informs the authorities. But upon landing in London, Enola finds that her involvement in the case has really just begun, and that her true calling in life has been decided. Whether you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes stories or not, readers will be charmed by this spunky heroine and will eagerly await new mysteries for her to solve.


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