- Title Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess
- Author Nancy Springer
- Year 2006
- Genre Mystery
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?
I bought this book around the time we watched the film, but then didn’t enjoy the movie version at all so was reluctant to pick this up. Eventually I have managed to get round to it and glad I did because the book is so much better than the film. All the things I disliked about the film (Sherlock being smug and solving it all, the mother turning out to be a terrorist) just aren’t present in the book. Thank goodness, and it was so readable, I’m keen to see how the second one turns out.
Rating: 4 / 5