Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess

Author: Nancy Springer

Series: Enola Holmes Mystery #1

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Edition Release: August 4, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After watching the movie on Netflix, I decided to check out this series and had fun at the beginning!

Enola Holmes is the younger sister of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes. When her mother disappears, she decides to take matters into her own hands and solve the mystery before her brother. Her search takes her into London and becomes involved in the search for a kidnapped marquess. Enola is not only trying to find the young boy but also her mother and avoid her older brothers who are trying to find her. Along the way, she finds clues left by her mother and does her best to fit in with the society she has been thrust into.

After I watched the first Enola Holmes movie on Netflix, I was intrigued and investigated the book series. While the movie was fast paced, funny and had all the right feels at all the right times, the book here fell flat at times. It was a quick read, but I think I had my hopes set too high after watching the movie. It’s not often a movie is better than the book, but I think having the actors that they did made the movie that much better. This is a book that kids can read and enjoy as a fast fun read. I love that I’ve been able to recommend it as a good clean to friends. I do recommend this book to those that love a fun clean mystery.

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