The Case of the Missing Marquess

The Case of the Missing Marquess

Book - 2006
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Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780593350539
Branch Call Number: JF SPRINGER
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 19 cm

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The first book in the Enola Holmes series and now an original Netflix movie starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter. Enola Holmes is the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. After her mother's mysterious disappearance, Enola will let nothing get in the way of... Read More »


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sunnyfeline
Nov 22, 2020

I decided to read this series after seeing the Netflix movie based on this title. It does differ a bit from the movie but it's good in its own way with being a novel. Once you read it, you will understand why Netflix chose to adjust some things to make it work from the screen. I like how Enola is determined and clever with how she handles different things. A fun read for all ages!

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AJGrant129
Nov 15, 2020

I can't believe that I had never heard of these books before the Netflix movie came out.
They were very well written but contained content still appropriate for middle schoolers; an exceptional find amidst all the trashy writing we find in kid's books nowadays. Perfect for a middle schooler advanced in reading.

I also liked that Enola was fourteen. It seems as if book characters are either twelve/thirteen, or fifteen/sixteen. As a fourteen year old I mourned the fact that there were hardly any books about people my age. Until I discovered Enola Holmes!

The plot was a bit predictable, but overall engaging. I will say that the second book is a bit more intense with a better plotline, and I am looking forward to reading the third. I would recommend this book from anyone age 9 to 90! And read the book before you watch the movie (if possible), because it will raise you expectations for suspense, when the movie really combined elements from all 6 books.

Gina_Vee Nov 12, 2020

I can see the bits and pieces of the Netflix movie in this first book. It's a good series so far.

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EbookCatalie
Oct 17, 2020

I love this book!!! Fabulous protagonist, wonderful writing. I was amazed by Enola's resourcefulness and determination.

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violet_panda_2900
Oct 15, 2020

I found out about this series after watching the new Netflix movie I love the series and movie the are both different but equally good

ArapahoeKati Sep 16, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. The Netflix film drops in September 2020.

JCLKarynH Aug 22, 2020

This is the first book in the Enola Holmes Mysteries series and it's so much fun. I love the thought of Sherlock Holmes's little sister besting him in solving a crime and hiding from his superior skills of detection to avoid finishing school. The Victorian Era is so fascinating. There was opulence and crushing poverty. Enola thought it was magical place with well-to-do people milling about in fancy dress, but she gets quite a wake up call. The author, Nancy Springer, obviously did a lot of historical research for these books. Enola is very clever, brave, a wiz at ciphers and mysteries, and determined to control her own life. The appearance of characters from the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was fun, like Sherlock Holmes (private detective), Dr. John Watson (Sherlock's biographer and associate/friend), Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, and Mycroft Holmes (older brother of Sherlock and government official). This book has been adapted into a Netflix film, starring Millie Bobbi Brown as Enola, Henry Cavill as Sherlock, Sam Claflin as Mycroft and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Holmes, set for release on September 23. I can't wait for this movie! I love Millie from Stranger Things as the telekinetic Eleven. She's the perfect actor for the fierce and intelligent Enola. Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin are two of the most handsome leading men. Helena Bonham Carter is the o.g. lady of the period drama. I plan to read the other books in the series.

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PiepieB
Jul 16, 2020

I'm a sucker for anything Sherlock Holmes, and this was a lot of fun to read! Geared toward a juvenile audience, and with Sherlock and Mycroft set in the background as minor characters, it was very enjoyable to see a much younger Holmes take center stage. I loved all of her adventures and watching her solve mysterious ciphers left behind for her by her missing mother. I'm going to read the rest of these and watch the Netflix movie :)

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CORI D. MORRIS
Apr 09, 2020

This series is a true treasure, excellent mystery and theme and anything relating to Sherlock Holmes and I'm immediately interested in it. I can't wait for the movie!

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mdnormand
Jul 14, 2019

I can’t believe I didn’t already know about this series! It is a wonderful mix of mystery and historical fiction and will delight fans of both genres. Of course fans of Sherlock will enjoy this series as well. I’m always impressed when I find an author that can write a J fiction book that engages adults as well.

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mmcbeth29
Sep 16, 2014

Violence: A knife scene where the 14 year old girl gets slashed at and her dress is slit open. Other minor violence

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mmcbeth29
Sep 16, 2014

Sexual Content: References to prostitutes. During the knife scene the man alludes to raping her.

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mmcbeth29
Sep 16, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Discussion of "crawlers". People so destitute they crawl through the streets. Discussion of dead bodies.

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Olive_Mouse_1
Jul 12, 2013

Violence: Enola finds herself in some sticky and slightly gruesome situations. Nothing to intense or graphic though.

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Olive_Mouse_1
Jul 12, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It get's a bit intense definitely not for anyone under 9.

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Olive_Mouse_1
Jul 12, 2013

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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Brown_Dog_70
Dec 18, 2011

Violence: what you'd usually find in mysterys

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CORI D. MORRIS
Apr 09, 2020

CORI D. MORRIS thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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black_swan_259
Jul 21, 2019

black_swan_259 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 21

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mdnormand
Jul 14, 2019

mdnormand thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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mmcbeth29
Sep 16, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Olive_Mouse_1
Jul 12, 2013

Olive_Mouse_1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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Brown_Dog_70
Dec 18, 2011

Brown_Dog_70 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14

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Olive_Mouse_1
Jul 12, 2013

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.

JCLAmyF May 28, 2013

The younger Holmes sibling attempts to solve her own mysteries. Totally charming, unique heroine.

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