Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Many Cases of Enola Holmes

As you may know, The Case of the Missing Marquess is only the first in a series of books starring Enola Holmes. To date, there are three sequels and a fourth is due out this year:

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady: An Enola Homes Mystery

Pursued by her much older brother, famed detective Sherlock Holmes, fourteen-year-old Enola, disguised and using false names, attempts to solve the kidnapping of a baronet's sixteen-year-old daughter in nineteenth-century London.

The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets: An Enola Holmes Mystery

Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes, disguised as a beautiful woman, finds clues in floral bouquets as she searches for the missing Doctor Watson, a companion of her famous older brother, Sherlock.

The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan: An Enola Holmes Mystery

While fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes endeavors to save her friend Lady Cecily Alistair from an unwelcome arranged marriage, she meets with some assistance from her older brother, Sherlock, and interference by the eldest, Mycroft.

And coming in May 2009:

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes Mystery


Anonymous said...

I know that it's a bit soon to be asking this (the Cryptic Crinoline only came out a couple of weeks ago, after all) but I was wondering how to find out as soon as possible when they announce the next book in the series. It seems that I'm always anxious for more whenever I finish an Enola Holmes book.

Cathy said...

I'm glad to hear that you are such a fan of Enola Holmes! She is a terrific character and the books are a lot of fun to read. The bad news is that we found out from our interview with the author, Nancy Springer, that there will only be 6Enola Holmes stories. And since #5(Cryptic Crinoline) was just released that means there's only one more to go. :-( I have not heard any details about the 6th and final book but I would suggest keeping up with Nancy's Website http://www.nancyspringer.net/ and also periodically checking Amazon.com for information. I have found that Amazon is usually pretty up to speed with upcoming books and will post publication information as soon as they have it.

In the meantime, might I suggest another girl detective, Gilda Joyce by Jennifer Allison? The Gilda books are not set in Victorian London but Gilda is just as spunky a heroine as Enola and the books are lots of fun. There are 4 so far (the fourth was just released the same day as the latest Enola Holmes). Another girl detective you might want to check out is Minerva Clark by Karen Karbo. There are 3 books in that series so far (I have yet to find any information about more which is a shame because they are so good and I'm dying for more!)

I will also post information on this blog about the last Enola Holmes as soon as I get it!

Happy reading!