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Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche

#7 Enola Holmes

Nancy Springer



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31 August 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I've long enjoyed and recommended this series to young readers, so it is a delight to revisit the world of Enola! It takes place in the year following the last mystery (no spoilers) and Enola is enjoying the delights of London (and her newfound joy in clothes and accessories!) Whilst visiting her brother Sherlock at Dr Watson's request, a young woman appears and begs for his assistance. She has been told that her twin sister has suddenly died, but the details are scant and she does not believe her brother-in-law. Sherlock is interested enough to take the case, but Enola just knows she can be of more use… What is the Earl of Denhench hiding, what was the mysterious black barouche, and will Enola and Sherlock learn to co-operate? An entertaining diversion indeed! Ages 10-14  Lindy

Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both.

At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone' - and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know - she'd feel - if her twin had died.

The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover - or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely - and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help - from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether!

Enola Holmes returns in her first adventure since the hit Netflix movie brought her back on the bestseller lists, introducing a new generation to this beloved character and series.
By:   Nancy Springer
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   242g
ISBN:   9781761065255
ISBN 10:   1761065254
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   31 August 2021
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on to contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women's fiction and suspense before turning her attention to children's literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I Am Mordred: A Tale of Camelot and I Am Morgan Le Fay. Springer's children's books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children's Choice honours and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood's daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes.

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