I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (#7) by Nancy Springer. I received an advanced copy from the publisher for honest review. Thanks so much to Wednesday Books and Nancy Springer for letting me be a part of this tour!
Author: Nancy Springer
Published by: Wednesday Books
Released: August 31, 2021
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: 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! (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I am not going to lie, I discovered this book series because of the Netflix movie. I had a lot of fun watching the Netflix adaptation of the first book in the series, and I knew I had to read them for myself. I jumped at the chance to read Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. This isn't the first book in the series, but it is the first book released since the movie came out. I was definitely ready for a new case with the same great characters.
I thought this was fantastic. I was a lot of fun. Enola is like a dog with a bone when it comes to a mystery. She's determined to do all kinds of things (over the objection of her brothers) to solve it. Enola deserves recognition for her detective skills and not to be ignored for her more famous brother.
I also love how we got to see some returning characters. Viscount Tewkesbury, hooray! We also get an appearance from Watson.
This was a very fun mystery and I'm so glad that I got to read it. It's quick, fun, and showcases the indomitable talent of Enola Holmes. I'm glad I got introduced to her, she's fun.
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.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (#7) by Nancy Springer. Thanks a billion million to Wednesday Books and Nancy Springer for letting me be a part of the tour. This book was fun, and I definitely recommend giving it a read. Also, go see the movie if you haven't already.