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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Springer Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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When Enola learns of a missing left-handed artist, she uses a series of clever disguises to brave lurking dangers and follow cryptic clues that lead to the young Lady Cecily.

Two-time recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, New York Times best-selling author Nancy Springer is known for her beloved Tales of Rowan Hood, her award-winning Arthurian novels, and her critically acclaimed The Case of the Missing Marquess - the first of her compelling mysteries starring the precocious sister of Sherlock Holmes. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 2/12/2014

    " Although the 'case of the left-handed lady' mystery is fairly self-contained, this story really builds on the events of the first Enola Holmes mystery, The Case of the Missing Marquess An Enola Holmes Mystery. Enola is living in London, using a variety of disguises to avoid her brother, Sherlock, and using her ciphers and codes to try to locate her still-missing mother. Having had a rather unconventional childhood, Enola is both of her time - the late 1800s - and an outsider. There's plenty here to interest young mystery fans, especially those who aren't looking for anything too scary (there's some violence but no murders). The story paints a vivid picture of Victorian London, from the poorest on the streets to the upper classes, and the reader gets the same clues as Enola, making it easy to follow along with solving the mystery. For readers who like deciphering codes, the story has plenty (and for those of us who don't, the answers are always given so we don't feel stupid). It's Enola who makes the story, though - she's entertaining and smart, but still very much a young girl trying to figure things out. She reminds me a bit of a young Amelia Peabody, especially with the dagger hidden in her (loose) corset. Definitely recommended, probably 5th grade and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, which is the second in the series. Having read books two and three, I'm hoping to find book 1 at my library, and then go from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/6/2014

    " This was a fun one to listen to in the car. Sometimes the mystery was a bit predictable, but overall I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/6/2014

    " (3.5 stars) This is the second book in the Enola Holmes series. Enola has managed to establish herself in London, using the offices vacated by a fraud in her last case. She is presenting herself as the secretary to a Perditorian, who of course, does not really exist. Enola is surprised to find Dr. Watson on her doorstep, asking for help, in of all things, finding Enola Holmes, as he is worried about how her missing state is affecting Sherlock Holmes. While Enola finagles this awkward situation, she finds out about an intriguing case that Holmes has turned down regarding a missing young lady. She is quite concerned about her brother, and sends an encrypted message to her mother. In the meantime, she escapes a nasty attack while roaming the streets of London as a silent sister who helps the needy. As she manages to get the case of the young woman by appealing to the mother disguised as the wife of the Peditorian, she also must dodge Holmes, still wary of his intentions to send her away. While a little uneven at times, it was good to see the relationship, although at a distance start to develop between Enola and Sherlock. I am looking forward to reading the further adventures of Enola. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 1/28/2014

    " This is a fun series. This second in the series brings Enola closer to her brother Sherlock. Since the last book she's also found ingenious ways to survive alone in London even though she's only 14. Fun, fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina Flynn | 1/25/2014

    " A wonderful series, and surprisingly touching. I know it's classified as YA, but aside from the protagonist being fourteen, I'm not really sure why. The detail and descriptions of Victorian London are written so well in this series that it feels more like an exciting historical fiction novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoy these books. It doesn't hurt that the audiobook narrator is absolutely fantastic, but the stories themselves have just the right mix of a feisty heroine (who calls herself plain and really doesn't seem to care about it, which is refreshing), mystery (so far they have been fairly easy to solve, but enjoyable nonetheless), history, and feminism and other interesting concepts (for this book it was Marxism and workers' rights) thrown in. These are in our children's area, and while I understand why, as they might get overlooked in the YA area, I do feel they are slightly more YA appropriate. There is not objectionable content, but pretty big concepts that seem better suited to middle school, or even early high school, than late elementary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. M. | 1/13/2014

    " Second in the series about Sherlock's resourceful younger sister as she tries to save a lady from a memorizorist's plot and outwit Sherlock Holmes. A quick, entertaining read aimed at younger readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yara | 1/9/2014

    " This is the second in a fun children's mystery series. Enola Holmes is a strong-willed teenager and as gifted as her older brother, Sherlock, at solving mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellyann | 1/3/2014

    " This series is definitely better than I'd expected. Fun, good mysteries, not dumbed-down for young people, and a little dark, which I appreciate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Rice | 12/21/2013

    " The series continues. Very enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 12/18/2013

    " Just as good as the first book. Enola once again comes up with ingenious disguises and makes daring escapes as she solves crimes in London and avoids her over bearing older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. I can't wait for the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calli | 12/10/2013

    " This was a fun, quick read. Oddly enough, I pegged this as a three, almost from the start. About half-way through, something changed and I realized that I had been unexpectedly sucked in and I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 9/30/2013

    " listening to this on CD. It is quite interesting to consider Sherlock Holmes having a sister that is very logical like him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/17/2013

    " Conintuation of Enola Holmes life on the run from Sherlock and Mycroft. Delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/21/2013

    " Also liked this one. Enola is growing up on her own and taking on bigger challenges. She is still as quick and keen and sharp as ever. Not going to say more other than I am anxiously awaiting book three! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leilani | 12/18/2012

    " I can't read these fast enough. I got them for the Paris library, and only have 4 more in my stack to read, I hope there is more to the series than just 6 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/16/2012

    " I love these books. I love Sherlock Holmes but have always been annoyed at his dislike and distrust of women (as well as his dogged disbelief in their intellect and abilities)... these books are just a tablespoonful of enjoyment in answer to that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 5/9/2012

    " This series continues to please me. Enola is an excellent main character and as she thumbs her nose at Sherlock Holmes in every book, I find it quite humorous as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arielle Gordon | 5/5/2012

    " This series is so much fun - I love anything related to Sherlock Holmes and have found these books to be sweet and exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shenek | 1/26/2012

    " Since I'm not reading these in order it's rather fun to know what happens next when the protagonist doesn't. Probably my favorite of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 12/30/2011

    " Still enjoying this series. In this one, Enola helps to discover a missing girl. Hypnotism, Marxism, interesting topics for a YA book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/12/2011

    " Another charming book in this tween series. It has become a guilty pleasure read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chade | 3/31/2011

    " I didn't like how all the action happen at the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 3/27/2011

    " Still enjoying this series. In this one, Enola helps to discover a missing girl. Hypnotism, Marxism, interesting topics for a YA book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/25/2011

    " Listened to Recorded Books audio narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Excellent again. On to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/12/2011

    " Engaging, well-written, and a lot of sheer fun, the second Enola Holmes is even better than the first. 3.8/5 stars (rounded up). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/11/2011

    " Still liking this series. Really clever premise and likable protagonist. If I could, probably would have given it 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/4/2011

    " Loved this one too, although VERY disappointed that a swear word (female dog) was added in the last couple pages of the book! Dont feel good about recommending this book to elementary age kids, but middle school would be ok I think. This book was at a 7th grade reading level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/6/2011

    " This continuation of the Enola Holmes of Sherlock fame opens some very dark visions of how powerful social mores of Victorian society could harm women. However its clever conclusion proves that even those who held tightly to its norms could be persuaded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/4/2011

    " This story was OK. I do plan to read book 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/14/2011

    " Conintuation of Enola Holmes life on the run from Sherlock and Mycroft. Delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/27/2010

    " I love Enola's intelligence, and I also like how she still has the emotions of a 14 year old girl. Well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/20/2010

    " I like Enola's intelligence, but I also like that she still seems like a 14-year old girl. Well-written. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Springer

Nancy Springer is the award winning author of the Books of Isle fantasy series, the Enola Holmes mystery series, and a plethora of other novels. Nancy has been named as winner or nominee of multiple awards for Juvenile, Young Adult and Adult Literature including the Edgar Allan Poe Award two years in a row, winner of the Carolyn W. Field Award, the Hugo Best Short Story, and also winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Best Novel.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.