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

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

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by Nancy Springer
     
 

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Enola Holmes is hiding from the world’s most famous detective—her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But when she discovers a hidden cache of bold, brilliant charcoal drawings, she can’t help but venture out to find who drew them: young Lady Cecily, who has disappeared from her bedroom without a trace. Braving midnight streets where murderers roam, Enola

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Enola Holmes is hiding from the world’s most famous detective—her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But when she discovers a hidden cache of bold, brilliant charcoal drawings, she can’t help but venture out to find who drew them: young Lady Cecily, who has disappeared from her bedroom without a trace. Braving midnight streets where murderers roam, Enola must unravel the clues—a leaning ladder, a shifty-eyed sales clerk, political pamphlets—but in order to save Lady Cecily from a powerful villain, Enola risks revealing more than she should . . .

In her follow-up to The Case of the Missing Marquess, which received four starred reviews, two-time Edgar Award winner Nancy Springer brings us back to the danger and intrigue of Victorian London as she continues the adventures of one of the wittiest and most exciting new heroines in today’s literature.

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
Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes is intelligent, sassy, and a woman before her time, living incognito in Victorian London and working as a Perditorian. She is on the run from her famous older brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, who feel she belongs in a boarding school learning to be a lady. Using various aliases, disguises, and ciphers, Enola is on the case to find the missing teenage daughter of Sir Eustance Austair while trying to elude "capture" by her siblings. She finds herself in the back alleys of London, using her wits to locate the missing Lady Cecily while also trying to keep herself out of mortal peril. Though readers' interest will be piqued by the references to Enola's first adventure, The Case of the Missing Marquess (Philomel, 2006), this title stands alone. Fans of Blue Balliet's Chasing Vermeer (2004) and The Wright 3 (2006, both Scholastic) and Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game (Dutton, 1978) will surely enjoy the suspense and the fresh voice of this young sleuth.
—Angela M. Boccuzzi-ReichertCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101533253
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Enola Holmes Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
581,300
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
File size:
281 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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