Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

It's 1888 and 14-year-old Enola Holmes's mother has disappeared. Enola happens to be the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, but she barely knows him. He steps in to solve the mystery and send her to boarding school, but she runs away and finds that solving mysteries is her true calling. Along the way she solves the mystery of the missing 12-year-old Lord Tewksbury gets into deep danger. She also rebels against the female clothing of the day (corsets and bustles) and sees the crime-ridden dark side of London. This is not a mystery for all kids—I think it would take a smart, persistent reader with a good vocabulary to appreciate it. But if you like mental challenges, historical fiction, mysteries, and solving codes, this is the book for you.


Lauren L. said...

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Anonymous said...

I think this Book is amazing how she goes through all of these tough obstacls. This is the perfect book for middle schoolers!!! I used this book for my book report!! They loved it!:)

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone........... this book is amazing I read it in 6th grade and had been looking for the others... but sadly that school library does not have them.... only the 1st.