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Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know--she'd feel--if her twin had died. The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover--or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely--and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help--from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether!


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Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know--she'd feel--if her twin had died. The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover--or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely--and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help--from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether!

30 review for Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche

  1. 5 out of 5

    PamG

    Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer brings together Sherlock Holmes and his much younger sister Enola in a teen / young adult historical mystery set in London and Surrey in 1889. There are several previous books in this series, but this one worked well as a standalone. Mystery, suspense, and humor are blended together in an appealing new case for Enola. At fifteen, Enola is living on her own at the Professional Women’s Club and has a history of sleuthing. While she is visiti Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer brings together Sherlock Holmes and his much younger sister Enola in a teen / young adult historical mystery set in London and Surrey in 1889. There are several previous books in this series, but this one worked well as a standalone. Mystery, suspense, and humor are blended together in an appealing new case for Enola. At fifteen, Enola is living on her own at the Professional Women’s Club and has a history of sleuthing. While she is visiting Sherlock a young woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, Felicity. Felicity’s husband of two years sent a note that she had died and needed to be cremated. Letitia believes she would know it if her sister was dead. Enola decides to go undercover to determine what happened to Felicity. Enola is a likeable character; she’s is witty, thoughtful, outgoing, and a master of disguises. But sometimes she is short of facts and that can get her into hot water. How she and Sherlock think and analyze situations is fun to see unfold. Besides Sherlock, Dr. Watson and the Viscount Tewksbury put in appearances as well. The author does a good job of world-building. I was able to easily visualize the settings, the people, the clothing, and the homes. The atmosphere felt right for the times resulting in a strong sense of time and place. Unraveling the mystery was enjoyable. While the mystery is not overly complicated, it is solid and entertaining. Additionally, amidst the tension and suspense, there are bits of humor that lighten the tone of the story. The ending wrapped things up nicely. While the prologue and epilogue are from Sherlock’s point of view, everything in between is from that of Enola. For those that haven’t read the previous books, the prologue does a great job of bringing readers up to speed. Overall, this book was an engaging and enjoyable historical mystery that moved at a quick pace. Themes include treatment of women in the late 1800’s, clothing, disguises, friendship, injustices, sibling relationships, and much more. There are some disturbing descriptions of the conditions in some institutions of the times. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Readers that enjoy young adult historical mysteries will likely enjoy this series. There is a movie out that is based on an earlier book. St. Martin’s Press – Wednesday Books and Nancy Springer provided a complimentary digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest review. Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way. Publication date is currently set for August 31, 2021. This review was originally posted at Mystery and Suspense Magazine.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tamar...light at the end of the tunnel?

    I loved this book! Huge thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC of this latest (#7) in the Enola Holmes series, by Nancy Springer. I am late to the party since this is the first book it the series that I’ve read, but it works as a stand-alone. Book #6 of the series was published over a decade ago! This new book in the series follows the successful screening of the Enola Holmes Netflix film of 2020. (I must live in a cave with no electricity or internet, otherwise I would not have t I loved this book! Huge thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC of this latest (#7) in the Enola Holmes series, by Nancy Springer. I am late to the party since this is the first book it the series that I’ve read, but it works as a stand-alone. Book #6 of the series was published over a decade ago! This new book in the series follows the successful screening of the Enola Holmes Netflix film of 2020. (I must live in a cave with no electricity or internet, otherwise I would not have to wait for my sister to tell me what’s on the telly, whenever we discuss a book that I loved). Enola is the younger (still) fifteen-year-old sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. The book opens with a brief intro of the character and her background, and then gallops off (double entendre intended) into a fun, briskly paced mystery and historical romp that works well for Middle School-Aged, Young Adults, and Young at Heart Adults (like me). Our heroine, Enola, doesn’t fall far from the tree and is endowed with her own deductive abilities as well as many of her older brother’s brilliant detective skills. In this case, a woman visits the Baker Street dwelling of Sherlock. Enola, who is attending her brother, immediately takes to the woman and promises to help her. The woman, Tish (aka Letitia) seeks Holmes’ assistance in finding her twin sister, Felicity. Tish believes that Felicity has disappeared or is otherwise indisposed – despite her brother-in-law Cad’s laconic letter informing her that Felicity took suddenly ill and died (and by the way here is an urn with her ashes…). Tish does not believe that her sister died, and claims that as a twin, she would have sensed her sister’s death if it were true. Now the scene is set for the investigation and exciting adventure in this historic, atmospheric mystery. There is much undercover subterfuge as Enola, together with her good friend Tewky (from an earlier novel), Sherlock, and Tish work together to find out what really befell Felicity at the hands of (her lecherous) Cad (of a husband), the Earl of Dunhench. I loved the prose, which contributed to the historical ambience of the novel. I loved the feisty and adventurous Enola, at once a hellion, escaping out of second story windows or driving a buggy being led by a crazy, wild horse named Jezebel, and other times, dressed in ‘a russet delaine trimmed with muted gold, replete with gloves and parasol, and ravishing a hat in the latest fashion worn on the back of the head tilted up to peak in front with a froth of autumn-coloured flowers tucked underneath the brim’, described by Sherlock as “like a frigate in need of a figurehead”. Although there is a much humor in this novel there are disturbing descriptions of the conditions in insane asylums of the period – nothing we haven’t read before or seen in numerous other period pieces, but disturbing never-the-less. I’m so excited to have six earlier novels to look forward to reading…and judging from the success of the television movie, I’m guessing there will be more Enola Holmes adventures to be read in the future.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    Enola Holmes is the seventh story in Nancy Springer's series of Middle Grade mysteries featuring Sherlock's younger sister. If you haven't read the previous titles in the series, don't worry: a) it can be easily read as a standalone b) we get a prologue from Sherlock with a hilarious recap of Enola's previous adventures. We also learn from this introduction that fifteen-year-old Enola is a very independent and resourceful young lady. When Dr Watson writes to her and asks her to help with one of S Enola Holmes is the seventh story in Nancy Springer's series of Middle Grade mysteries featuring Sherlock's younger sister. If you haven't read the previous titles in the series, don't worry: a) it can be easily read as a standalone b) we get a prologue from Sherlock with a hilarious recap of Enola's previous adventures. We also learn from this introduction that fifteen-year-old Enola is a very independent and resourceful young lady. When Dr Watson writes to her and asks her to help with one of Sherlock's famous bouts of melancholia, she immediately hurries to Baker Street. While she is there, trying to get any kind of reaction from her depressed brother, a desperate potential client arrives. Miss Letitia Glover, a young professional woman (a typist) desperately needs Sherlock's detective expertise to help her locate her twin sister Felicity. Felicity's rich husband, the Earl of Dunhench, sent Tish a note informing her that her sister unexpectedly fell ill and passed away and has been already cremated (a practice most victorians were suspicious of). Nevertheless, Tish is convinced that Felicity is still alive. While Enola is immediately moved by her pleas, Sherlock's interest is only piqued when it turns out that the ashes aren't human. Enola is a delightful character. She is smart, determined, witty, and doesn't take herself too seriously. She's also extremely enterprising and brave. This is a historical mystery, so all of her adventures are set against the background of the Victorian society. The book is rich in detail - from changing fashions, food, transportation, homes and institutions to typical attitudes that will seem strange and often unfair to a modern reader. It was great to see how Enola and Sherlock worked on the case, approaching it in similar ways-they both collected information, using various disguises, looked at the evidence, detected forged documents and even set up a trap for the culprit. The writing was very engaging, easy to follow and fun to read. I would definitely recommend it not just to MG/YA audience, but anyone who likes entertaining mysteries with a strong, independent female lead. Thank you to NetGalley and St.Martin'sPress/Wednesday Books for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me read this fun and exciting book! I find Enola just as exciting, if not more, than Holmes! She is a bit brash, always daring, and will take on just about anything! Her and Holmes make a great team! In this book Holmes is in a terrible funk and Watson is worried about him. Holmes won't eat, shave, or get out of bed. Watson wants Enola to come cheer him up. When Enola arrives, she finds Hol Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me read this fun and exciting book! I find Enola just as exciting, if not more, than Holmes! She is a bit brash, always daring, and will take on just about anything! Her and Holmes make a great team! In this book Holmes is in a terrible funk and Watson is worried about him. Holmes won't eat, shave, or get out of bed. Watson wants Enola to come cheer him up. When Enola arrives, she finds Holmes in a dreadful state and is unable to get him moving. That is until Holmes gets a case but Enola takes it instead. Holmes then perks up! This is just what he needed! Enola and Holmes set about to save a woman before it's too late. The woman states she received a letter saying her sister died suddenly and was cremated. It just seemed suspicious. The husband is a Duke that married below his status. The case is exciting, has suspense, clever, and sprinkled with wit and humor. I watched the one show that aired having Enola so I could picture all this happening! I hope they make this into one also! Recommend for middle grade and up!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    I am excited to present my first guest review, from my wonderful wife, Kate! Thanks, babe, for your review of this book, the seventh in Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes' series. When I heard there was going to be another book in the Enola Holmes series, I jumped at the chance and promised my book-loving wife that I would write a guest review. So, here it is! Please accept my apologies ahead of time for the fact that I cannot (and would never dare try to) match the quality and skill that my wife dem I am excited to present my first guest review, from my wonderful wife, Kate! Thanks, babe, for your review of this book, the seventh in Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes' series. When I heard there was going to be another book in the Enola Holmes series, I jumped at the chance and promised my book-loving wife that I would write a guest review. So, here it is! Please accept my apologies ahead of time for the fact that I cannot (and would never dare try to) match the quality and skill that my wife demonstrates in her own book reviews. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche, by Nancy Springer, is another book in the growing series following Ms. Enola Holmes, the 15 year old sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. This book is being released over 10 years after the last published novel, which came out in 2010. The earlier six novels covered the ongoing story of Enola’s (often contentious) relationship with her brothers (Sherlock and Mycroft), as well as brought the reader resolution about Enola’s missing/runaway mother. This new story starts with a Prologue written by none other than Sherlock himself, who provides a summary of these tales, and tells of his earlier encounters with Enola. His introduction even suggests his level of respect for her has improved dramatically. The new story finds the young detective (or Scientific Perditorian, as she has dubbed herself) seeking the whereabouts of Miss Leticia Glover’s twin sister, Flossie. Glover has been told that her sister has died, but the circumstances surrounding Flossie’s death are mysteriously vague. Initially, Glover seeks the assistance of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, but she ends up with the masterful pair of Enola and Sherlock, who are finally working together on a case. The two detectives set out, albeit in opposite directions, to ascertain the fate of the missing twin. I think the allure of these books for me is the underlying message that Enola is as good as, if not better (or at least cleverer) than her notorious older brother. In the previous stories I enjoyed her ability to reach conclusions before him, even if she was getting there with only a slight edge. This particular story seamlessly continues the message that Enola’s keen mind works in ways that Sherlock’s doesn’t. I thoroughly enjoyed this seventh book in the Enola Holmes series and hope that the author continues with her story. And, while I do enjoy that Enola and Sherlock have mended their relationship and are able to work together, I hope Enola can still find time to shine on her own. This particular book began with a Prologue from Sherlock, and ended with an Epilogue also penned from his perspective. As these stories are supposed to be Enola’s, it felt wrong for the final word to be coming from someone else. Beyond that, this was an excellent mystery and fun, quick read. We received a copy of this book from St. Martin's Press / Wednesday Books in return for an unbiased review. Look for BLACK BAROUCHE on 08/31/2021! Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ PaperBackSwap ~ Smashbomb

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    Imagine my surprise when I learned that this delightful diversion by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche, is the seventh in a series! I wish to thank NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and the author for this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review. Opinions stated are my own. Enola, an unusual name that is “alone” spelled backwards, is the 15-year-old sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. In the introduction, Holmes indicates that his sister is basically annoying and insinuates that h Imagine my surprise when I learned that this delightful diversion by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche, is the seventh in a series! I wish to thank NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and the author for this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review. Opinions stated are my own. Enola, an unusual name that is “alone” spelled backwards, is the 15-year-old sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. In the introduction, Holmes indicates that his sister is basically annoying and insinuates that he’d rather not have to bother with her. He does, however, grudgingly admit that she is clever. This proves to be true when Enola becomes the lead investigator on what she dubs, “the Case of the Black Barouche.” Barouche? I know, I had to look it up too. It’s a horse-drawn carriage, but that’s all I’m saying about that. Her brother is suffering one of his episodes of depression, and Enola has dropped by to try to coax him out of it when Letitia “Tish” Glover appears seeking to hire Sherlock Holmes to find her sister Felicity (“Flossie”). She has received a letter from Flossie’s husband informing her that her sister has died. There’s more to it than that, but Tish does not believe it. Being a twin, she says she would “know” if her sister were dead. Since Holmes appears to be incapacitated for the moment, Enola begins firing questions and agrees to look into the matter herself. That’s all it takes for her brother to revive and refresh himself to join the adventure. And what an adventure it turns out to be! Enola is inventive and creative when it comes to costumes, disguises, and aliases. She can concoct a story to wiggle her way into a situation and out of it again, if need be. Does trouble find her? It most certainly does! Does she get the job done? Wait and see! Holmes himself does play a role, as does his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Enola seems to have a sidekick of her own, Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether, whom she affectionately refers to as Tewky. She also forms quite a loyalty toward her client. The relationship between Sherlock and Enola is an interesting one. Because of their age difference, they were not raised together, and their interactions struck me as more like uncle and niece, perhaps, rather than brother-sister. There is humor and even mutual admiration mixed in as they seem to still be discovering each other. The author does a great job capturing a sense of place and time, complete with customs of the time. For instance, a woman was not allowed to travel or stay at an inn without a male companion. I also found myself making frequent use of the online dictionary to find the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases of the times, words far beyond barouche. Enola balks, as she endeavors to be independent, but she manages to make do. It struck me that while she makes some rookie mistakes, she is quite sharp and mature for her age. While I know that today’s teenager females attend school and usually remain unwed until later in life than those in the times depicted in this story, it still seemed to me a bit of a stretch that Enola was on her own throughout much of this investigation – and that, for the most part, she managed to pull it off! I enjoyed the mystery. It wasn’t what so much as where, and it was also a question of how they would ever find the missing sister of their client. The conclusion was a whole lot of fun. 4 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ever since I watched Enola on Netflix, I was very happy to dive into Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. There was just something about Enola that left me in awe. Yes, I got some parts of Sherlock in her but she had her own kind of sass to things. She definitely amused me. So, it's safe to say that I was very happy when I got approved to dive into this book. Long story short, I loved it. I liked getting to see her and Sherl I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ever since I watched Enola on Netflix, I was very happy to dive into Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. There was just something about Enola that left me in awe. Yes, I got some parts of Sherlock in her but she had her own kind of sass to things. She definitely amused me. So, it's safe to say that I was very happy when I got approved to dive into this book. Long story short, I loved it. I liked getting to see her and Sherlock work together to solve this. They are so alike in so many ways but how they get to certain things just amazes me. These two just made this entire book so freaking entertaining. Also, I liked seeing Watson! Even if he wasn't how I pictured he would be. In the end, I loved the sass, wit, banter, and everything else in between. This entire book was enjoyable from start to finish and I can't wait for the next one. Maybe I will dive into her entire series this year. Maybe even his. I'd be down for both because I love their movies. Bring it on.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    Gobbled up this fab teen/YA mystery in one sitting! Loved the character in the Netflix movie and was thrilled to get this ARC from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. The book — seventh in the series — is a total winner. We get to see Sherlock Holmes and his much younger sister, Enola, work together to solve a confounding crime. Enola is every bit as smart, clever, curious, and fearless as her famous brother. All the usual characters show up but it is Enola who st Gobbled up this fab teen/YA mystery in one sitting! Loved the character in the Netflix movie and was thrilled to get this ARC from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. The book — seventh in the series — is a total winner. We get to see Sherlock Holmes and his much younger sister, Enola, work together to solve a confounding crime. Enola is every bit as smart, clever, curious, and fearless as her famous brother. All the usual characters show up but it is Enola who steals the show. I wish I’d had this engaging series to read when I first got into Nancy Drew as a teen. Now, I MUST go back and read the previous six Enola adventures. Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages! 5 of 5 Stars Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 #EnolaHolmes #StMartinsPress #NetGalley Merged review: Gobbled up this fab teen/YA mystery in one sitting! Loved the character in the Netflix movie and was thrilled to get this ARC from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. The book — seventh in the series — is a total winner. We get to see Sherlock Holmes and his much younger sister, Enola, work together to solve a confounding crime. Enola is every bit as smart, clever, curious, and fearless as her famous brother. All the usual characters show up but it is Enola who steals the show. I wish I’d had this engaging series to read when I first got into Nancy Drew as a teen. Now, I MUST go back and read the previous six Enola adventures. Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages! 5 of 5 Stars Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 #EnolaHolmes #StMartinsPress #NetGalley

  9. 5 out of 5

    Batoul (The Shelf Indulger)

    Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me an e-ARC of Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars I had no idea that there was an Enola Holmes book series before I saw this on Netgalley. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche was really fun to dive into and I will most likely be reading the rest of the series some time this year (This book can be read on it's own without the knowledge of what had happened in the previous books). Enol Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me an e-ARC of Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars I had no idea that there was an Enola Holmes book series before I saw this on Netgalley. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche was really fun to dive into and I will most likely be reading the rest of the series some time this year (This book can be read on it's own without the knowledge of what had happened in the previous books). Enola Holmes is the 15 year old sister of Sherlock Holmes. When Sherlock falls into a state of depression after a long case, Dr.Watson visits Enola in hopes she could lift his spirits. While Enola is at Sherlock's house in an attempt to help him, Letitia Glover stops by seeking the aid of Sherlock. Tish (Letita) had received a letter from her twin sister Felicity 'Flossie' Glover's husband, telling Tish that Flossie had passed away from sickness, and was cremated before anybody has even heard news of her death. Tish doesn't believe it, so Enola says she will help her investigate. Upon hearing that Enola would be investigating alone, Sherlock agrees to help too. I deeply enjoyed watching Sherlock and Enola work together, along with their dialogue in it's humor and wit. I also love the message that young women are capable, empowered, and independent. What I would've changed is that there wasn't really a reason behind what the villain did. Basically, all that was said was 'that's how he is'. That didn't detract much from how much I enjoyed the book though. Overall, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche was a very enjoyable mystery and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Avery (readbyfin)

    Thank you so much Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC of this new Enola Holmes mystery! I had so much fun reading this book! I adore Enola Holmes and read the first books of this series a long time ago and then watched the movie when it came out so I was thrilled to be sent an ARC of this new one! Enola Holmes is the role model young readers need today! She is so strong and doesn't take patriarchal idealogy from anyone! I loved her witty banter and ideas I never would have come up with! Enola ge Thank you so much Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC of this new Enola Holmes mystery! I had so much fun reading this book! I adore Enola Holmes and read the first books of this series a long time ago and then watched the movie when it came out so I was thrilled to be sent an ARC of this new one! Enola Holmes is the role model young readers need today! She is so strong and doesn't take patriarchal idealogy from anyone! I loved her witty banter and ideas I never would have come up with! Enola gets into some sticky situations that are so enthralling to read about and kept me turning pages well past my bedtime! The mystery of this book was incredible! Enola's client is looking for clues about her twin sister who mysteriously died soon after marrying an earl. These peculiar circumstances made for a fast-paced and twist-filled novel! Enola manages to unravel clues leading to her client's sister, but not everything is as it seems. So many twists caught me off guard! I was absolutely reeling by the end of this story! Make sure to preorder this new Enola Holmes mystery! Each of the books in this series can be read separately so don't worry about being confused if you haven't read books #1-6!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Srivalli Rekha

    4.3 Stars ******** The book has been published. ******** It sure feels like I’m living under a rock when I didn’t even know about the existence of Enola Holmes and the past 6 cases she solved. Nor was I aware of the movie released last year that led to another book in the series after more than 10 years. But I’m glad to have redeemed my mistake. All the previous books are in my TBR now. I may watch the movie, though I’ll read the book first. Thankfully, this book starts with a brief recap covering 4.3 Stars ******** The book has been published. ******** It sure feels like I’m living under a rock when I didn’t even know about the existence of Enola Holmes and the past 6 cases she solved. Nor was I aware of the movie released last year that led to another book in the series after more than 10 years. But I’m glad to have redeemed my mistake. All the previous books are in my TBR now. I may watch the movie, though I’ll read the book first. Thankfully, this book starts with a brief recap covering the series. It’s narrated by none other than Sherlock. The author had done justice to his character and retained most of his grumpiness and dry humor. Enola is now fifteen and ready to take on a case again. Her banter with Sherlock is fun to read. Enola steps in and takes over the case when Letitia Glover goes to Sherlock for help. What else can she do when her brother is having one of his bouts again, and the poor Miss Glover was worried for her twin sister? The case doesn’t have too many twists and turns and comes to a satisfactory ending. Enola does her share of sleuthing, going undercover, getting caught, escaping, and finally working with her experienced brother to solve the case together. Viscount Tewky and Dr. Watson are roped in to play their roles. Written for the YA audience, the book is mostly lighthearted. But it does have a couple of disturbing scenes. The author presented them well, so that shouldn’t really be a problem. To conclude, I totally enjoyed reading this book. If you are a fan of mysteries, the Victorian era, resourceful heroines, and the YA genre, this one is for you. And hey, it’s got Sherlock too! I received an ARC from NetGalley and St. Martin's Press/ Wednesday Books and am voluntarily leaving a review. ************ Read the full review here.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Reads It

    Enola Holmes—Sherlock’s teen sister—receives a missive from dear Dr. Watson warning of her brother's decreasing health due to a bout of depression. As is the duty of a loving sister Enola takes it upon herself to visit her dear brother and rouse him from his melancholia. On her visit, she overhears a most curious case of a twin-sister deceased by mysterious circumstances and sets off to outwit her brothers and solve the case. Enola Holmes is many things, fearless, tenacious, brilliant, and somet Enola Holmes—Sherlock’s teen sister—receives a missive from dear Dr. Watson warning of her brother's decreasing health due to a bout of depression. As is the duty of a loving sister Enola takes it upon herself to visit her dear brother and rouse him from his melancholia. On her visit, she overhears a most curious case of a twin-sister deceased by mysterious circumstances and sets off to outwit her brothers and solve the case. Enola Holmes is many things, fearless, tenacious, brilliant, and sometimes feckless, but I love her role of sister the most. I adored how Enola insinuates herself into Sherlocks' cases becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outfoxes her famous brother. Despite her mature demeanor, this insistence on trumping her brothers is such a fun and juvenile act of a loving sister. From an unconventional upbringing, which may or may not have led to her outright shunning of society's norms to her sharp intellect and witty sense of humor, I can think of no better role model for young impressionable teens globally. Her role as Perditorian- a finder of that which was lost- allows her to showcase not only her sharp tongue and brazen personality, but embraces her true passion for solving mysteries and flexing her considerable intellectual prowess. Enola Holmes represents such an integral role for women's progression, especially within the time this novel was set, where women could not rent a room without a chaperone or male relative present. I venerate her free spirit and most of all her unwavering tenacity. Enola is not bound by society’s restraints but a free spirit, a wanderer, a nomad, being able to fit into everywhere but not truly belonging. I relished Enola's growth throughout the series, from a young unkempt girl, running around barefoot in the fields of her ancestral home, to a proper young woman with a taste for society's fashions. Enola has managed to integrate the aspects of society she finds pleasing without allowing it to consumer her personality and I admire that. This is a powerful lesson in the ability of young women to chart their own course, their own destiny, without succumbing to the fancies of society. The juxtaposition between Tewkesbury and Enola is delightful! I enjoy seeing his boyish innocence against her worldly weariness and the ability for him to keep her grounded, to maintain hope and faith in humanity. Nancy Springer is an inspiring writer and her vivid descriptions make readers feel as if they are running alongside young Enola, through the streets of London. I believe it takes true mastery to pen something in such prim and proper language without readers feeling intimidated. Her ability to keep readers at the edge of their seats with such intriguing mysteries while entertaining them with the sharp and eccentric banter of Enola and Sherlock is incredible. I do wish we saw more Mycroft, but alas, there are always future novels for us to discover more adventures of the charming, stylish and intelligent Ms. Enola Holmes. Thank you to the wonderful folks at St. Martins Publishing Group for inviting me to participate in the Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche Blog Tour and for providing me with an arc. My blog stop can be seen here: https://jessicareadsit.wordpress.com/...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laur

    I loved this book! Smart, witty, often humorous dialogue, a fantastic cast of characters, a good mystery, fast pace. Sherlock and Enola’s relationship is realistic as brother and sister, and great fun to observe. Enola is smart, fearless, and adventurous - a likable and caring young woman who is completely capable of handling herself against the unscrupulous and those who mean to defy her mission. A wonderful, very enjoyable, clean read. Suitable to read as a stand alone. The book cover was outs I loved this book! Smart, witty, often humorous dialogue, a fantastic cast of characters, a good mystery, fast pace. Sherlock and Enola’s relationship is realistic as brother and sister, and great fun to observe. Enola is smart, fearless, and adventurous - a likable and caring young woman who is completely capable of handling herself against the unscrupulous and those who mean to defy her mission. A wonderful, very enjoyable, clean read. Suitable to read as a stand alone. The book cover was outstanding, and displays Enola’s beauty and independent spirit. 5 Big Stars - can’t wait for the next installment. My profound thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. Young Adult is not a genre I have ever read. At least, not since I was 12 and was really into Nancy Drew. So why, you may ask, am I reading this one? I saw the first book as a production on Netflix and loved it. But, more importantly, my 11 year old granddaughter loved it. I thought if the books were half as good as the PBS show, this would be a great way to encourage her to re Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. Young Adult is not a genre I have ever read. At least, not since I was 12 and was really into Nancy Drew. So why, you may ask, am I reading this one? I saw the first book as a production on Netflix and loved it. But, more importantly, my 11 year old granddaughter loved it. I thought if the books were half as good as the PBS show, this would be a great way to encourage her to read more. Although I would not recommend this book for kids as young as my granddaughter, I highly recommend it for teens and older. The prose and situations are just not appropriate for younger readers. For me, I loved it. Enola is a kick-ass heroine and I loved how she took charge of this case and wouldn't let go. Sherlock Holmes and his brother, Mycroft, have their hands full trying to manage there 15 year old sister, Enola. After trying, they have come to realize that Enola just isn't the sweet young proper English girl they envisioned. After trying, unsuccessfully, they have backed off and everyone is much happier. While Enola is visiting to Sherlock, a young woman comes to him for help. Miss Letitia Glover has received distressing news that her twin sister has taken ill and died suddenly. The note from Felicity's husband, the Earl of Dunhench, is short, brisk and not at all what a grieving husband would write. Letitia doesn't believe her sister is dead and neither do Enola and Sherlock. As they delve into the death they discover forged documents and a connection to the Earl's first wife, who also died suspiciously. Enola goes undercover in the Earl's home, over the protest of Sherlock, and discovers that Felicity went missing after a mysterious black barouche was seen at the house. Enola and Sherlock form a plan, but to pull it off they need the help of Leticia, Dr. Watson and Enola's friend, the Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tessa

    I can only review this in the context of the previous books in the series, since I read those so many times as a young teen. This book was a fun read, similar in style and pace to the previous books. I think this could be read as a standalone but will be best enjoyed in sequence. Watching Sherlock and Enola work together on a case was enjoyable, but I do miss the element of their fraught relationship from the previous books. Enola no longer needs to hide from Sherlock, and that absence made this I can only review this in the context of the previous books in the series, since I read those so many times as a young teen. This book was a fun read, similar in style and pace to the previous books. I think this could be read as a standalone but will be best enjoyed in sequence. Watching Sherlock and Enola work together on a case was enjoyable, but I do miss the element of their fraught relationship from the previous books. Enola no longer needs to hide from Sherlock, and that absence made this slightly less enjoyable for me to read. Still, the characters hold true, and the mystery was fun to read, but not overly complicated. I think that readers within the age range will enjoy this. ***Netgalley provided me with a free copy for review***

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    I just loved this book and I honestly did not know this series existed and yet here we are at book 7, and I am so excited for this series that I am reading book 1 asap and reading the entire series as a goal before the end of the year. I also saw Enola Holmes in Netflix before reading this and I found them both, the movie and the book quite enjoyable equally. I feel like these were my Nancy Drew back in the day, and so happy to see young readers have this character to inspire them who is smart, I just loved this book and I honestly did not know this series existed and yet here we are at book 7, and I am so excited for this series that I am reading book 1 asap and reading the entire series as a goal before the end of the year. I also saw Enola Holmes in Netflix before reading this and I found them both, the movie and the book quite enjoyable equally. I feel like these were my Nancy Drew back in the day, and so happy to see young readers have this character to inspire them who is smart, brave, witty, positive, and even a master of disguise. I felt that the world-building was phenomenal and I was quickly immersed into the story line - read wonderfully as a stand alone and this being my first book was absolutely a delight to read. I just love this YA Historical Mystery that is engaging, fun to read, with amazing mysteries to uncover.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julia (Shakespeare and Such)

    4.6/5 stars, full review to come! I absolutely DEVOURED this and I simply adore Enola!! Plot: 4/5 Characters: 5/5 Pacing: 5/5 Writing: 4/5 Enjoyment: 5/5

  18. 4 out of 5

    Yukari Watanabe

    It's a great middle grade mystery series. Fun to read. My Japanese review: https://youshofanclub.com/2021/09/12/... It's a great middle grade mystery series. Fun to read. My Japanese review: https://youshofanclub.com/2021/09/12/...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gen

    As I kid, I loved this series. It was always a little cutesy and awkwardly self-aware, but I sure did not care. I enjoyed the way Enola approaches cases from a totally different avenue than Sherlock, blowing his mind every time, and the subversion of the "I run away dressed as a boy" trope. I was interested in the fiddly details of the mysteries. I was intensely invested in whatever resolution she might or might not achieve in her family relationships. You better believe that I SLAMMED that downl As I kid, I loved this series. It was always a little cutesy and awkwardly self-aware, but I sure did not care. I enjoyed the way Enola approaches cases from a totally different avenue than Sherlock, blowing his mind every time, and the subversion of the "I run away dressed as a boy" trope. I was interested in the fiddly details of the mysteries. I was intensely invested in whatever resolution she might or might not achieve in her family relationships. You better believe that I SLAMMED that download button the very minute I got approved for an eARC. This latest installment in the series is meant to work as a standalone as well, so there's a little prologue by Sherlock that quickly recaps the road so far. I was a bit worried that the truce Enola and Sherlock had reached would be walked back to create more conflict, but I'm so happy to be wrong. Instead, the latest case has them working together a lot (mostly) and occasionally at cross purposes. It's still a little awkward, and now that I'm older it's harder to take Enola's quips and "wink at the reader" sort of attitude. The mystery also seemed a little shaky. Why did the villain end up doing what he did? Because that's just "how he is!" Okay, sure, but please give him a direct motive that holds water other than just inherent, senseless villainy. Still fully enjoyable, though. I liked the chaos that accompanied Enola in this. It's been a while since I read the rest of the series, so maybe this is just par for the course, but she seemed especially off the rails in this one. Exactly how I'd expect a fifteen-year-old flinging herself into the jaws of danger to end up. I also liked the client -- one of the nice things about this series is the way Enola approaches the clients, often ending up long-term friends with them. The opposite of Sherlock's detachment. And Tewkesbury makes a few appearances! This is a bit unnecessary and shoehorned-in since his part could have been played by any random hired worker, which is Sherlock's usual M.O. But still nice, since I do enjoy seeing Tewkesbury regardless of the reason. Overall, this was a fun blast from the past. I really would like to see where Enola goes from here, so any further installments in the series will get no complaints from me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I HAVE THIS BABY ON PRE-ORDER! #BOOKSEVENOFTHEBESTBOOKSERIESINTHEWORLD #WHYISAUGUSTSOFARAWAY???!!! #PERFECTION #ENOLAANDTEWKYTEAMINGUP #AMAZONUBETTERNOTBESCAMMINGMETHISBETTERBETHEREALDEAL #HOLMESBURY #OKBUTWENEEDCECILYTOO #TOOMANYHASHTAGS #REBOOTINGABRILLIANTSERIES #PULLEDITOFFBEAUTIFULLY Aaaahhhh I can't wait! I HAVE THIS BABY ON PRE-ORDER! #BOOKSEVENOFTHEBESTBOOKSERIESINTHEWORLD #WHYISAUGUSTSOFARAWAY???!!! #PERFECTION #ENOLAANDTEWKYTEAMINGUP #AMAZONUBETTERNOTBESCAMMINGMETHISBETTERBETHEREALDEAL #HOLMESBURY #OKBUTWENEEDCECILYTOO #TOOMANYHASHTAGS #REBOOTINGABRILLIANTSERIES #PULLEDITOFFBEAUTIFULLY Aaaahhhh I can't wait!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I've imagined so many adventures for Enola post book 6 that I'm both thrilled and terrified to continue the series. I've imagined so many adventures for Enola post book 6 that I'm both thrilled and terrified to continue the series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sahitya

    I actually never read the previous books in this series but had fun watching the movie. So when I got the email if I was interested in this book, I immediately took the chance. And this turned out to be fun. If you checkout my earliest posts on this blog a few years ago, you’ll know that I’m a huge Sherlock fan. So even if this is the story of his sister, just having him tangentially in the story is enough of a draw for me. Firstly, I have to appreciate the author for giving a good recap of ever I actually never read the previous books in this series but had fun watching the movie. So when I got the email if I was interested in this book, I immediately took the chance. And this turned out to be fun. If you checkout my earliest posts on this blog a few years ago, you’ll know that I’m a huge Sherlock fan. So even if this is the story of his sister, just having him tangentially in the story is enough of a draw for me. Firstly, I have to appreciate the author for giving a good recap of everything that’s happened before, I so wish all authors would do that for their sequels. And this was such a quick read - I finished it in just a couple of hours and was quite entertained throughout, though I have to say that I found some of the vocabulary tough to follow. But that’s probably because I don’t read a lot of historical fiction. The mystery was interesting but a tad bit predictable - it wasn’t at all hard to guess what had happened to the missing young woman. But I think it was the characters who made up for any shortcomings in the plot. Enola is a fun, eccentric and impulsive young girl who is way too different and independent for her times. But she didn’t lack courage or creative ideas on how to solve the questions troubling her. I thought she got great company in Tish who was quite ready to go along with these crazy ideas, if only to save her sister. It was nice to see some female bonding. Sherlock seemed like a reluctant participant in his sister’s activities, but he can never let a mystery go unsolved and I loved how supportive he was of the girl’s plans. To conclude, I’m glad I got to read this book. It probably fills a hole in my heart left by all the Sherlock books I’ve read many many times. However, it wasn’t too special and I think my enjoyment was very much related to the nostalgia factor. But I probably will continue the series because why not.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Robin Loves Reading

    Enola Holmes was a name I had not heard of before this ARC (both ebook and print) came to my purview. I sat down and read this book in one sitting, and loved it so much that I got the first six books from my online library and binge read the entire series in less than 24 hours. Our young heroine, now fifteen years of age, is approached by Miss Leticia (Tish) Clover, who is very worried that her twin sister is missing. Felicity, called Flossie. Tish received a letter from Flossie's husband. The le Enola Holmes was a name I had not heard of before this ARC (both ebook and print) came to my purview. I sat down and read this book in one sitting, and loved it so much that I got the first six books from my online library and binge read the entire series in less than 24 hours. Our young heroine, now fifteen years of age, is approached by Miss Leticia (Tish) Clover, who is very worried that her twin sister is missing. Felicity, called Flossie. Tish received a letter from Flossie's husband. The letter was almost a casual announcement of Flossie's passing and cremation, thus no need for a funeral. As they are twins, Tish feels she would know if Flossie had truly passed away. About the same time, Enola received a concerning note from Dr. Watson informing her that Sherlock was experiencing a case of melancholia. Watson hopes that if she visits with Sherlock that he will snap out of it. But she is not the only one planning to see Sherlock, Tish wants to talk to him about her missing sister. In the letter from Flossie's husband was an envelope with supposedly her sister‘s ashes,. Despite his mood, Sherlock gets up after listening to this dreadful story and examines the ashes under his microscope and quickly determines that they are not human remains. This sparks a bit energy in Sherlock and he cleans himself, shaves himself and dresses in his normal formal manner and is intent on helping Tish find her sister. Enola has definitely come into her own. Her brother Sherlock might be the world’s greatest detective, but she is the world's first Scientific Perditorian, a person who finds those who are missing. Or a professional seeker. Enola soon discovers that Dunhench's first wife died of diphtheria and was also cremated. However, there is another story, one that says that the first Mrs. Dunhench was actually sent away in a black barouche, which is a four wheeled hose-drawn carriage. Which story is true and what does this have to do with Tish's sister's disappearance? What a fabulous series to have read! Although each book in the series has a prologue to catch the reader up so that they can be read as standalone novels, reading the series in order helps the reader to really get to know Enola and her brothers. Reading the previous books also helps to make sense how a girl of fifteen could live alone and go wherever she wanted in London during that time. I love Enola, her wit, her ingenuity, her disguises, her cyphering and her charictatures. I also watched the Netflix adaptation, with a couple of changes - Enola's age and Tewkesbury as a possible love interest of Enola's. The second movie is in production. Many thanks to Wednesday Books and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    Yes, I was also one of those people watching the movie and then discovering that Enola Holmes is very much a bookseries. I devoured the first 6 books in the series and I really thought the story was finished. However, it seems that after the success of the film the author got some inspiration again and decided to add another adventure for Enola to the series. Things like that either go very wrong or very right. I was curious what it was gonna be. Apart from the coded messages in the newspaper, th Yes, I was also one of those people watching the movie and then discovering that Enola Holmes is very much a bookseries. I devoured the first 6 books in the series and I really thought the story was finished. However, it seems that after the success of the film the author got some inspiration again and decided to add another adventure for Enola to the series. Things like that either go very wrong or very right. I was curious what it was gonna be. Apart from the coded messages in the newspaper, this book had everything I think an Enola Holmes story should have. Maybe even a little bit more, because finally Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft are not at each other's throats anymore. It's therefore not much of a surprise that Enola sticks her nose in one of Sherlock's cases and that instead of trying to outsmart the other, they're combining their forces to find out what's truly going on. Just like the previous books, this book portrayed a painful realistic picture of the lives of women not even that long ago in England (and very likely across the world). In this book we're once more confronted with some very ugly side of nobility and aristocrats, and especially how much power the men had to do with women whatever they wanted. Reading an Enola Holmes always makes me quite glad I'm born in the here and now. I also really enjoyed seeing how Enola clearly had grown up a little compared to the previous books. Of course, she was always resourceful, clever and able to take care of herself already, but I got the feeling that in this book she was a little more responsible. She was still willing to take risks, but she also knew when she was going too far and needed help. Just like it seemed that she's discovering that being fierce and independent and liking to dress beautifully can be combined! I hope there will be more! I mean, Springer can now basically continue writing stories like this forever and ever. And I will happily read them all.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews

    I had never heard of this series until I watched a movie from an earlier book on Netflix. Now I am hooked on these characters! While Sherlock Holmes can feel stuffy, his sister, Enola, is quite a hoot and perhaps Sherlock is just perplexed about what to do with a young woman that can outwit him at different times. Perhaps he should just accept it and work with her because she is not going to give up and will help solve cases. Two heads are always better than one I always say. In this installment, I had never heard of this series until I watched a movie from an earlier book on Netflix. Now I am hooked on these characters! While Sherlock Holmes can feel stuffy, his sister, Enola, is quite a hoot and perhaps Sherlock is just perplexed about what to do with a young woman that can outwit him at different times. Perhaps he should just accept it and work with her because she is not going to give up and will help solve cases. Two heads are always better than one I always say. In this installment, we find Enola drawn into a mystery about a missing woman, presumably died and then cremated. However, her twin feels otherwise. There are a lot of mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance but who better to look into the situation than Enola? I was drawn into this book from the first page. Granted, I imagined the actors from the movie in the various roles, but that only enhanced the story for me. I could imagine the situations Enola found herself in and admire her ingenuity in finding a way out of any bad situations. Granted, sometimes she needs a little assistance from her brother, but most of the time she has the situation well under control which is admirable for a fifteen year old young lady. I found the mystery itself engaging, the characters both endearing and repulsive, and was glad to see one character get what was coming to him. I now want to go and check out all of the books in this series and catch up on what Enola, Sherlock, Mycroft, and Tewkey are up to! We give this book 5 paws up.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Becca Mee

    ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE was a delightfully fun read. Full disclosure that I haven't read the previous books, nor have I seen the movie yet, but that didn't impact my enjoyment of this book at all, because the author makes sure that you can read and understand this book independently of the others, which I deeply appreciated being the busy reader I am. Enola is quirky, smart and fearless, and you can't help but adore her as she works through the mystery of what is happening to the wiv ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE was a delightfully fun read. Full disclosure that I haven't read the previous books, nor have I seen the movie yet, but that didn't impact my enjoyment of this book at all, because the author makes sure that you can read and understand this book independently of the others, which I deeply appreciated being the busy reader I am. Enola is quirky, smart and fearless, and you can't help but adore her as she works through the mystery of what is happening to the wives of a duke. I think my favorite parts were watching Enola and Sherlock interacting with each other and how Enola makes Sherlock rethink his views on women and propriety that were common to this era. This book has excellent pacing and is a quick and pretty easy read. It also has humor and is vastly entertaining. I appreciate not having to feel confused or slog through this book. The mystery at the story's center keeps you guessing, even though in hindsight, it's pretty obvious. There are clever twists and turns that keep the reader engaged the entire way through. My only issue with this book was that at times, some of the binds that Enola finds herself in felt predictable, but that only happened once or twice. ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE is perfect for fans of the SHERLOCK HOLMES series, fans of mysteries, fans of feminist main characters and for readers of historical fiction, and I really enjoyed reading it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Divya

    Thank you Wednesday Books for sending me a physical arc of this book!! Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche is a fun, mystery novel following Enola Holmes, a witty teenage who is adept in solving mysteries around her. This book is a YA take on Nancy Springer’s previous children’s books also following Enola Holmes, and it’s an absolute showstopper. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche had me hooked from the very first chapter. Enola is a captivating protagonist, witty, charming, and smart as she is. Thank you Wednesday Books for sending me a physical arc of this book!! Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche is a fun, mystery novel following Enola Holmes, a witty teenage who is adept in solving mysteries around her. This book is a YA take on Nancy Springer’s previous children’s books also following Enola Holmes, and it’s an absolute showstopper. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche had me hooked from the very first chapter. Enola is a captivating protagonist, witty, charming, and smart as she is. The characters around her also caused the book to flourish, each one having their own independent personality and character. The plot is also such a strong point. The mystery the book follows is such a complex one, you can’t put the book down once you’ve started. Every plot twist had me reeling, flipping pages fast and faster to try and see what happens next. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche is a very fun, thrilling novel that is absolutely worth your time.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer is an excellent historical fiction mystery that is a great addition to this wonderful long-standing series. This book starts off where the previous installment ended, however this one feels newer, fresher, and almost like another jumpstart of a new generation. It is also labeled under YA, however has a grittier and darker aspect. I still enjoyed it immensely, but as the series suggests, it does involve intrigue, mystery, murder, and detective Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer is an excellent historical fiction mystery that is a great addition to this wonderful long-standing series. This book starts off where the previous installment ended, however this one feels newer, fresher, and almost like another jumpstart of a new generation. It is also labeled under YA, however has a grittier and darker aspect. I still enjoyed it immensely, but as the series suggests, it does involve intrigue, mystery, murder, and detective plots. Enola is the younger sister of the famous Detective Sherlock Holmes, and I love that she gets her time to shine. She is smart, feisty, fiery, brazen, but classy. She does take quite a few risks, but in this case that she takes on, it pays off. A thrilling, gripping, and engaging read that I highly recommend. I look forward to the next book in this series. 5/5 stars Thank you NG and St. Martin’s Press for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication. From the Publisher: ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE by Nancy Springer; On-sale: August 31st, 2021 Jacket Copy: "A young girl who is empowered, capable, and smart...the Enola Holmes book series convey an impactful message that you can do anything if you set your mind to it, and it does so in an exciting and adventurous way."--Millie Bobby Brown Enola Holmes is back! Nancy Springer's nationally bestselling series and breakout Netflix sensation returns to beguile readers young and old in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know--she'd feel--if her twin had died. The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover--or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely--and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help--from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether! Enola Holmes returns in her first adventure since the hit Netflix movie brought her back on the national bestseller lists, introducing a new generation to this beloved character and series. ● Author’s social handles o Twitter: @NancySpringer ● Link to a buy-this-book page: https://us.macmillan.com/books/978125... ● Short author bio: NANCY SPRINGER is the author of the nationally bestselling Enola Holmes novels, including The Case of the Missing Marquess, which was made into the hit Netflix movie, Enola Holmes. She is the author of more than 50 other books for children and adults. She has won many awards, including two Edgar Awards, and has been published in more than thirty countries. She lives in Florida. Merged review: Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer is an excellent historical fiction mystery that is a great addition to this wonderful long-standing series. This book starts off where the previous installment ended, however this one feels newer, fresher, and almost like another jumpstart of a new generation. It is also labeled under YA, however has a grittier and darker aspect and will appeal to adults as well. I still enjoyed it immensely, but as the series suggests, it does involve intrigue, mystery, murder, and detective plots. Enola is the younger sister of the famous Detective Sherlock Holmes, and I love that she gets her time to shine. She is smart, feisty, fiery, brazen, but classy. She does take quite a few risks, but in this case that she takes on, it pays off. A thrilling, gripping, and engaging read that I highly recommend. I look forward to the next book in this series. 5/5 stars Thank you NG and St. Martin’s Press for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    So glad I got to return to the world of Enola Holmes. She is feisty and clever as ever. As an added bonus, this time she is no longer hiding from her brothers but rather is actually working in tandem with Sherlock. A handy prologue recapping the previous six books (written by Enola’s brother Sherlock) helps make this story accessible to new readers to the series. I still think starting with the first book would be more enjoyable, but not actually necessary. I still think some of the content in th So glad I got to return to the world of Enola Holmes. She is feisty and clever as ever. As an added bonus, this time she is no longer hiding from her brothers but rather is actually working in tandem with Sherlock. A handy prologue recapping the previous six books (written by Enola’s brother Sherlock) helps make this story accessible to new readers to the series. I still think starting with the first book would be more enjoyable, but not actually necessary. I still think some of the content in this series is a little dark for middle grade, but I guess it would depend on the reader. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Elle

    Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read the previous 6 novels but I found that it worked as a standalone. The prologue gave enough background information that I did not find myself confused with the premise of the story. The overall tone and prose of the book fit perfectly with the historical ambience of the mystery. The clothing and locations were all described wonderfully. I felt like Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read the previous 6 novels but I found that it worked as a standalone. The prologue gave enough background information that I did not find myself confused with the premise of the story. The overall tone and prose of the book fit perfectly with the historical ambience of the mystery. The clothing and locations were all described wonderfully. I felt like I could really picture what the characters looked like and where they were traveling to. I really love Enola’s character. She is witty and fun and her costumes and sleuthing get her into all sorts of predicaments. I really enjoyed her interactions with her brothers. Since there was such an age difference it felt more like uncle and niece rather than brother and sister relationship. It was fun seeing her and Sherlock learn about each other. In the prologue Sherlock would often express how impressed he was with her intellect. I loved their relationship with each other you could tell he was proud of her every time she bothered him or surprised him with details of the case. It’s fun to see a different side of Sherlock and how he pretends to hate Enola’s meddling but his annoyance is how he shows he cares and she helps pull him out of his melancholia. The mystery and plot of the story are fun and exciting. The book moved quickly and I found myself excited to find out the truth. I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy other Sherlock novels and historical mysteries. Now I want to go and read the previous books.

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