The Case of the Missing MarquessBook - 2011
Meet Enola Holmes, teenaged girl turned detective and the younger sister to Sherlock Holmes.
When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because 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--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?
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a middle grade historical mystery about Sherlock Holmes' younger sister
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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black_swan_259 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 21
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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