Title: The Case of the Missing Marquess
Author: Nancy Springer
Series: Enola Holmes #1
Pages: 240 pages
My Rating: 3 stars
Now a Netflix original movie starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter!
Meet Enola Holmes, teenage girl turned detective and the younger sister to Sherlock Holmes.
When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers–all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother’s strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?
From acclaimed author Nancy Springer comes the Edgar Award nominated Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquees. Perfect for those who love mysteries and detective stories!
I have to admit that I watched the Netflix adaptation of this before I ever even owned the book. I really loved the movie which is why when I saw it at Walmart for $6 I had to buy it. Most times the book is usually better than the movie. While I didn’t hate the book I definitely preferred the movie.
Anyways on to my thoughts on the actual book which isn’t all that much because I just thought this book was ok. It was a quick easy read that I could have easily read in one sitting had I not had other things to do. I loved Enola’s character which probably has a lot to do with the fact that I was picturing Millie Bobby Brown the whole time.
I think this is a case of if I had read it first I could have potentially enjoyed it even more but since I watched the movie first and really loved it the book fell a little flat for me however I would definitely be interested in reading on in the series.