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
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.