The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes Series #2)

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Sherlock Holmes's sister, Enola, is back on another case!

Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world's most famous detective-her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl, Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving the midnight streets, Enola must unravel the clues to find this ...

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

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Overview

Sherlock Holmes's sister, Enola, is back on another case!

Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world's most famous detective-her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl, Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving the midnight streets, Enola must unravel the clues to find this left-handed lady, but in order to save her, Enola risks revealing more than she should. Will she be able to keep her identity a secret and find Lady Cecily, or will the one thing she is trying to save-her freedom-be lost forever?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This second book of the Enola Holmes mystery series picks up with the lead character's new life in London. Using a variety of aliases—Ivy Meshle, Mrs. Ragostin (wife of the learned Dr. Ragostin), and the Silent Sister of the Streets—Enola is able to craft an independent life away from that of her more famous brother, Sherlock Holmes, even as he searches for her. But when young Lady Cecily disappears, Enola becomes involved. She begins to work through a series of incredibly subtle hints that Cecily has left behind in her paintings and through a diary. As she figures out what has happened to Cecily, Enola also continues to try to communicate with her missing mother through a series of messages in the newspaper. But will Sherlock figure out how to use her mother's cipher before Enola can actually get her message through? Can Enola save Cecily from the mysterious unionizer who may not be what he seems? The characters of Enola and Sherlock continue to engage and this is another strong historical mystery that includes a wonderful message to young women concerning independence and identity.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9 -Young Sherlock Holmes fans will delight in Nancy Springer's sophisticated and absorbing mystery (Philomel, 2007), the second title in a series featuring Enola Holmes, the famed detective's younger sister. Enola, age 14, goes into hiding so as not to be sent to a finishing school by her older brothers. Using disguises, she makes up a detective agency and sets herself up as the secretary, intending to solve the cases herself. A visit from Sherlock Holmes's friend Dr. Watson inadvertently brings her a missing persons mystery to solve. Enola need to keep herself hidden from her brothers and society while braving the dangers of the London streets makes for a fast-paced and suspenseful tale. Narrator Katherine Kellgren is a master at the haughty British accents necessary for the high society of the Victorian era, always keeping a measured and engaging tone.-Karen T. Bilton, Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Rocky Hill, NJ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142411902
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: Enola Holmes Mystery Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 292,657
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women's fiction before turning her attention to children's literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGAN LE FAY. Springer's children's books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children's Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood’s daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes.

Ms. Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Second?

    I have read a play of the missing marquess, which may or may not include all of the details. But enola holmes has imtrigued me, and i refuse to read the reat of the series until i have read the second. Is left handed lady the second? Please tell!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    CASE OF THE LEFT-HANDED LADY ( The Second Adventure)

    My appreciation for Nancy Springer's authorship continues to grow.<BR/>She has seamlessly incorporated the new character, Enola, into the Sherlock<BR/>Holmes family of memorable characters.<BR/><BR/>Who knew we were missing Enola until she appeared?<BR/>She is a young girl in late Victorian times yet <BR/>has the spirit of a modern woman, which gets her<BR/>into trouble with her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft.<BR/>Certainly some situations seem bizarre to modern readers but<BR/>again the author is informing us about how women during Victorian<BR/>time were expected to live and the conditions of that time for <BR/>the majority of people. Women were restricted. Imagine having to wear layer upon<BR/>layer of clothing no matter the temperature? Or being chastised<BR/>if found running? The list is endless.<BR/><BR/>Enola is a Victorian "Nancy Drew" but the vocabulary used in Springer's<BR/>books is well advanced of the "Nancy Drew" Series.<BR/><BR/>I truly like Enola and am looking forward to reading the entire series.<BR/>I recommend readers begin with the first book and then move<BR/>on in sequence. This review is for the second Enola Holmes book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Great series!

    I liked this book better than the first one since the mystery gets going right away. The premise, when ultimately revealed, was a little far-fetched, but that didn't take away the enjoyment of the book. Great series, especially for tween readers, although I throughly loved it as an adult. Just what Sherlock Holmes fans needed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    One of the awsomest books I have ever read!!!

    I have never read anything so twisted, funny or mischevious! Enola is by far a resourcful character and I honestly cannot wait to get more of Nancy Springer's work!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

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    A Mysterious and Exciting Read

    One of the things that I absolutely love reading in a book is when a girl disguises herself as something that she is not. It shows that one such a girl like Enola, can outsmart people like her brother, Sherlock, in hiding. I love this series because Enola is an emotionally strong girl who is quick to her wits and can outsmart people. She runs away from her brothers, hiding and running away. In this book, whereas she meets Sherlock, I think that was the most where my interest piqued.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    It's absolutely terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After I read this book, I wanted more of Enola Holmes and her adventures with Lady Cecily . It's what I had hoped for after many searches in my local library.I just didn't think it would be this good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    . . .

    Definitely a great book. Its disgusting to imagine that indeed, once upon a time, girls were supposed to behave 'properly' and be meek creatures. Love how the author takes such a stand against that in the heroines character.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2007

    Best Book I've Read

    I love the Enola Holmes series, because it is the most suspenseful set of girls mysteries there are. I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Hi

    I thought this was a good sequel to The Case of the Missing Marqeuss and I really can't wait too read the next one. so I would really recomend this book. if u liked the first book in this series u will like The Case Of The Left-handed Lady:)

    P:Sif u liked this series you should try Nancy Drew:*)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Love it

    The second enola holmes was amazing, more mystery and more sherlock definitley read

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    Fourteen year old, Enola Holmes is in disguise as she attempts t

    Fourteen year old, Enola Holmes is in disguise as she attempts to solve the kidnapping of Lady Cecily, a daughter of a Baron. As she is getting closer to the truth, she’s being pursued by none other than her brother, Sherlock Holmes. Will she find Lady Cecily? Will her brother catch up with her and force her to live a life she doesn’t want?
    This middle grade historical mystery is a fun and educational read. I love how the author gives us a glimpse into the lives of the citizens in nineteenth century London. For example, Lady Cecily is a child of the upper class, but Enola lives among the lower classes and hands out food at night. She is a well-crafted character who has fears and dreams of her own. Being left-handed, I found it interesting to learn that children of the upper class were forced into using their right hands. The only drawback is that some of the language and dialogue may be confusing to young readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Yes.

    The left handed lady is secound in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Love it!

    The Case of the Left-Handed Lady is a wonderful book, and part of a wonderful series no less. Enola Holmes, the worlds first fourteen year old Perditorian, embarks on yet another amazing mystery. Says who? Says me of cores! Enola must venture out on the dangerous streets of London to solve the mystery, all the while running from here brothers Sherlock, and Mychroft Holmes. The nineteenth century time period is captured beautifully by the organic word farmer, Nancy Springer(yes, she really calls herself that). At the very least this book is charming, and I recommend it to everyone! I can say only one thing to author Nancy Spring... You ROCK!

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