The brilliant sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes returns, ready for more adventure.
London, 1889. A woman is being held prisoner while she awaits a forced marriage. Another has been kidnapped, and yet another disappears…
As Enola seeks to rescue the three women, her brother embarks on a quest of his own. When Sherlock receives a mysterious package, he knows he’ll need Enola’s help to decipher its meaning. In the end, the three Holmes siblings will have to work together to answer the question that started it all: What happened to their mother?
Book Two contains three engrossing mysteries: The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, and The Case of Baker Street Station.
The Enola Holmes Mysteries are an 8-book series that debuted in 2008. Enola, the 14 year old MC, demonstrates she can be just as witty as her older brother Sherlock in solving cases. Geared toward the upper middle grade or YA reader, the series is so popular there have been two Netflix movies released (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d0Zf9sXlHk)
The two-book graphic series will appeal to 9-12 year olds. The illustrations are colorfully bold and detailed to the extent each character’s emotions are in full view with each facial expression. Enola is a fantastic heroine who fights prejudice against girls in a past era. She’s also a master of disguise whether it be an orphan or a gentleman driving a carriage.
Between each of the three cases are snippets from Enola’s Secret Notebook. Here you can learn about some of the locations she visits along with ways to decipher secret codes. There’s also pictures and notes from Enola to help her solve the case. Fun and informative you might be revisiting these pages several times to enjoy the content.
Whether you are already a fan of the original books/movies or are coming in as a newbie, the graphic novel is sure to please those who enjoy this form of writing and anyone into mysteries. Let’s hope Emola will be back for more graphic adaptations.
About the Author
Serena Blasco was born in France where she studied at the School of Applied Arts in Aix-en-Provence, worked as a graphic designer, and published her first comics work in 2014. She began illustrating the adaptation of Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes novels in 2015.
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This series sounds very engaging! Thanks for sharing.
I remember when you reviewed the first graphic novel! This sounds like an amazing mystery for teens. I would have like the themes as a teen!