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The case of the missing marquess (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Nancy Springer

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Title:The case of the missing marquess
Authors:Nancy Springer
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The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer (2006)

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Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. Raised by her Rationalist mother in the country, Enola runs wild and a bit uneducated. But then, on her 14th birthday, Enola's mother vanishes. 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. So Enola makes a plan and runs away to London to find her mother.

Lots of action and adventure, with some clues and cyphers thrown in for good measure. This is definitely intended for a younger audience than I, but there's a great deal about the unfair and terrible effects of classism and sexism cleverly hidden in here. I really liked Enola, who is quick-witted without being unbelievable. Her brothers are not characterized precisely as AC Doyle presented them, but that's the worst criticism I can throw at this charming slip of a mystery novel. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
  lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
An excellent start to a series that captures the spirit of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but told from the point of view of his younger sister. Enola is just a smart and witty as her brother and with a different view of the world, especially the role women play in it. This is a middle grade series, but it doesn't read like one. I think fans of mystery will enjoy this, younger or older. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Sep 30, 2015 |
Listened to the audiobook. Loved the atmosphere and the voice and the premise. I would have enjoyed a slightly more complex and character-driven plot.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
(7.1)
  mrsforrest | Oct 31, 2014 |
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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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Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.

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