Saturday, July 24, 2021

Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer


Enola is the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft.  She's living on her own in London and she likes solving mysteries, too.

Wednesday Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 31st.

She's visiting Sherlock who is quite depressed and doesn't want to get out of bed.  A young woman comes looking for help.  Enola tells the housekeeper to show her in, she'll help her.  That gets Sherlock out of bed and back to the world of the living.

The young woman tells them that her sister married an Earl and that he has written to tell her her sister died and was cremated.  Since they are twins, she thinks she'd feel it if she was dead.  She doesn't, so she thinks she's not dead.  The death certificate is signed by Dr. Watson, but it's not his signature.  They take the case.

As they begin finding facts they learn she's his second wife.  They also determine he calls them crazy and sends them to an asylum.  The first wife died there.  There are so many how will they find which one is the right one?

Both Enola and Sherlock wear costumes and assume other identities.  The twin dresses up as her sister and braces the Earl.  He quickly sends her back but she's not alone.  Will she find her sister?

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