When Enola Holmes discovers her mother has disappeared, she's horrified to learn that her older brothers Mycroft and Sherlock (yes, THAT Sherlock) plan to send her to a boarding school. Instead, she runs away and embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits: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 &mash; 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... and create a space for herself that defies expectations on a proper English lady? The first volume in the Enola Holmes series introduces readers to an intelligent, resourceful, and resilient heroine whose wit and courage will make readers eager to follow more of her adventures.
"Springer focuses a great deal on the restrictions placed on Victorian females by showing how unusual Enolas bravery and common sense are, even as she often struggles with conventional reactions.... Enola's loneliness, intelligence, sense of humor, and sheer pluck make her an extremely appealing heroine who hopefully will one day find the affection for which she so desperately longs." &mash; School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Publication Date||Nov 8, 2007|