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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teen girl detective is a fun twist on famous family name.

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age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Mature content- graphic imagery

Page 3 of this book: “She sees the prostitute’s haggard eyes, haunted with fear no matter how much her red-smeared lips smile. One like her was recently found dead a few streets away, slit wide open.” I purchased this book for my 8 year old based on recommendations here and elsewhere, but it will be put away for a few years at least.
age 13+

PG 13

I am a mom of 14 year-old and 12 year-old and I'm an Educational Assistant in a grade 5 class. The book mentions: "drunken cries" prostitute: "One like her was recently found dead a few streets away, slit wide open." "reeked so badly of gin" talks about homeless people "people in the gutters" bald, old woman with sores on her head Man tries to stab the main character, she's hit over the head and tied up. mentions blood I give this book a PG-13 rating. Which puts it in the Young Adult book rating.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):
Set in the days of corsets and horse carriages, this girl-centered mystery keeps readers on their toes with quick action, engaging characters, and fun riddles. Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess is a great twist on a well-known name; older brother Sherlock Holmes isn't the focus of the story, and Enola's adventurous, inquisitive attitude help her grow well outside the confines of her society. The language Enola uses fits the early 20th century setting, so it could take readers a few chapters to settle into the style, but it quickly seems like another character in the story. There's violence, tension, and anger throughout, but all of it mild -- and some even comical.

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