Welcome to another Sherlock Holmes Week! For the next few days I’ll be reviewing Sherlock Holmes pastiches and movies. I decided to start with the second book in Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes series: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (2007). You can read my review of the first book, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS here.
Enola Holmes is Sherlock and Mycroft’s little sister. And, like her older brothers, Enola loves to solve mysteries. After the events in The Case of the Missing Marquess, Enola has eluded her brothers and set up a consulting service where she pretends she’s the assistant of the famous Dr. Ragostin. In reality, Enola is searching for her mother who has also left the oversight of Sherlock and Mycroft.
Enola involves herself in the mysterious disappearance of Lady Cecily, a young woman like herself with puzzling tendencies. Nancy Springer does a nice job capturing aspects of Victorian London as Enola unravels the clues. This series is aimed at a Young Adult audience, but adults will find Enola’s antics entertaining, too. GRADE: B