The Case of the Missing Marquess
An Enola Holmes MysteryBook - 2006
When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared--on her 14th birthday nonetheless--she knows she alone can find her. Disguising herself as a grieving widow, Enola sets out to the heart of London to uncover her mother's whereabouts--but not even the last name Holmes can prepare her for what awaits. Suddenly involved in the kidnapping of the young Marquess of Basilwether, Enola must escape murderous villains, free the spoiled Marquess, and perhaps hardest of all, elude her shrewd older brother--all while collecting clues to her mother's disappearance!
A remarkable debut of a new mystery series by two-time Edgar Awardwinning author Nancy Springer.
From the critics
Violence: A knife scene where the 14 year old girl gets slashed at and her dress is slit open. Other minor violence
Sexual Content: References to prostitutes. During the knife scene the man alludes to raping her.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Discussion of "crawlers". People so destitute they crawl through the streets. Discussion of dead bodies.
Violence: Enola finds herself in some sticky and slightly gruesome situations. Nothing to intense or graphic though.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: It get's a bit intense definitely not for anyone under 9.
Sexual Content: Some mild references to scandals and descriptions of woman's clothing and underwear at the time but nothing you wouldn't usually find in a tween/teen book.
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Olive_Mouse_1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15
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When Enola Holmes' (the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes) mother runs away on her 14th birthday her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft decide to turn Enola into a "young lady" ready to be presented to society. However the adventurous, tomboyish Enola runs away. While on the run she finds herself in the middle of the mysterious disappearance of the Marquess of Basilweather. Embracing her calling as a Perditorian (finder of lost people and things) she sets out to find the young Marquess. This is the first book of the Enola Holmes series.
The younger Holmes sibling attempts to solve her own mysteries. Totally charming, unique heroine.
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