I was only familiar with Nancy Springer’s fantasy novels before I accidentally found The Case of the Missing Marquess at a Library Book Sale. Nancy Springer introduces Enola Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’s little sister. Enola’s mother has disappeared and Sherlock seems uninterested so young Enola decides to undertake a search. The Case of the Missing Marquess is a Young Adult book, but adults can read this tangled story and find enjoyment. Nancy Springer went on to write five more stories in the Enola Holmes series. I’ll track them down, read them, and review them in the coming months. If you’re looking for a different type of faux-Sherlock Holmes adventure, you’ll mystery and suspense here. GRADE: B
The Enola Holmes Mysteries
The Case of the Missing Marquess (2006)
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (2007)
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (2008)
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (2008)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (2009)
The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye (2010)

9 thoughts on “THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS By Nancy Springer

  1. Cap'n Bob

    Still waiting for yesterday’s comments to be moderated, but don’t bother! And please see if you can get Patrick to allow my comments to appear without a note from my mother!
    As for these bogus Sherlocks, pfui!

    1. george Post author

      Bob, Patrick is in Venice, Italy right now but I’ll get him on the WORDPRESS Approval process so you don’t have to wait for your comments to appear. I do appreciate your comments and patience!

    2. wolf

      Bob, it happened to me too several times, now I know why.
      – More than one link is not allowed, you have to split your comment.
      – There are some (many?) forbidden words – I wrote a comment on the Op***d crisis and made the error of naming one of those drugs. I’m sure there are more words that WP doesn’t like – swear words maybe?

      1. george Post author

        Wolf, thanks for that explanation. I had no idea why WORDPRESS would disapprove of certain comments. Of course, Bob Napier has bourn the brunt of WORDPRESS’s capriciousness.

    1. george Post author

      Patti, fans of Sherlock Holmes will buy these faux-Holmes novels. It’s a lot like fans of the Civil War and Lincoln. Guaranteed sales!

    1. george Post author

      Rick, I have stacks of faux-Sherlock Holmes books in seemingly infinite varieties. This Young Adult volume is supposed to introduce kids to the Sherlock Holmes world (like a recruiting tool). More “straight” Sherlock Holmes pastiches show up tomorrow for FFB.

  2. Cap'n Bob

    Wolf: it happens to me every time and I normally send a single reply! No, it has it in for me, just the rest of the world does!


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