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Nancy Connor Springer Books In Order

Publication Order of Book of the Isle Books

The White Hart (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Suns (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sable Moon (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Beast (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Swan (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sea King Books

Madbond (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mindbond (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godbond (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tale of Camelot Books

I Am Mordred (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Morgan le Fay (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rowan Hood Books

Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lionclaw (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Boy (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rowan Hood Returns (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Enola Holmes Books

The Case of the Missing Marquess (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Wings of Flame (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chains of Gold (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Horse to Love (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hex Witch of Seldom (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not on a White Horse (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They're All Named Wildfire (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Wizard (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colt (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damnbanna (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Friendship Song (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Pony Hassle (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blind God is Watching (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Larque on the Wing (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy on a Black Horse (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metal Angel (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toughing It (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking for Jamie Bridger (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fair Peril (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Star (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sky Rider (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plumage (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Needy Creek (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Separate Sisters (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Trail (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dusssie (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Possessing Jessie (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Sister's Stalker (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Lie (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drawn Into Darkness (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GrandGhost (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oddling Prince (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Chance and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardark Songs (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music of Their Hooves (poems) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eccentric Symmetries (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Tiptree Award - Winning Novels (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

#20 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Curls (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Plaited Manes (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scent of an Angel (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framed (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Silence (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alpha Alpha Gamma (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamfisher (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Called God 'She' (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent End (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iris (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juggernaut (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mariposa (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumple What? (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Mauve There Is (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Don't Know Why (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Youngest One (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vend U (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingmaker (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Present (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Nancy Connor Springer is an American author of young adult, fantasy, science fiction, mystery and thrillers novels. She’s written five book series and more than fifty novels over nearly four decades writing career. Her books have been nominated, and others won awards in different categories. She won the Tiptree Award for her 1994 novel Larque on the Wing and an Edgar Award for her two novels Looking for Jamie Bridger and Toughing It.

Additionally, her novel, I am Mordred won the Carolyn W. Field Award. Some notable award nomination includes Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for her novel The Sable Moon. Nancy Springer is a resident of Florida Panhandle.

The Case of the Missing Marquess

This is the first book in The Enola Holmes Mysteries a series of young adult detective fiction books featuring Enola Holmes, the 14-year old sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. The series borrows the settings and characters from the Canon of Sherlock Holmes but Enola herself is Nancy Springer’s creation and only found in this series.

Women have in most cases upset Sherlock Holmes’s equilibrium, a good example Mary Russell a fictional character and the heroine in Laurie R. King mystery series or Irene Adler a fictional character featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes short stories. Holmes background an important aspect of his life that has received few, if any, attention from different Holmes parodies that has been published over the years. In her first Enola Holmes mystery novel, Nancy Springer re-imagines the most unorthodox mother and a younger sister of the famous detective, these two highly unorthodox women capable of destabilizing his order-loving world.

There is nothing extraordinary or ordinary to say about the 14-year-old Enola. She is aware that her named pronounced backward is Alone. We find her in 1880 England living in a lovely estate, but there’s nothing special about her. But the unusual thing is that her older brothers are all famous detectives, Sherlock, and Mycroft Holmes. To make matters even worse for her, her mom goes missing on her birthday.

Enola’s mom leaves several birthday gifts; a cipher book, a book about the secret meaning of flowers and a drawing kit. Enola loves these presents, but it is sad that her mother has gone missing. She contacts her brothers to come and help her trace the whereabouts of their mother. Sherlock and Mycroft arrive only to realize that their mom has been getting funds from Mycroft, who manages the estate, under pretense and there is no sign of the missing mother or missing money. Then Enola’s nightmare begins when her brother Mycroft insists that she should be sent to an uppity finishing school.

But there’s no way Enola is going to leave home for boarding school without knowing the whereabouts of her mother. So she decides to leave home and begin her own investigations. But before leaving, she is able to decipher a hidden message from her mom in the cipher and the language of flowers books. Following the clues instinctively, she investigates her mother drawings and finds the missing cash hidden inside the frames. She realizes that the cash was left for her. She leaves home disguised as a widow by wearing her mother’s black hat and dress.

After escaping on foot and by bicycle, Enola arrives in a small village where Marquess of Basilwether has just been abducted. She finds clues to what might have happened and also meets, Inspector Lestrade, her brother’s prominent associate. She travels to London, escapes from Lestrade but ends ups getting abducted herself. And what a strange coincidence, she finds herself held hostage with Marquess himself.

How do Enola and the Marquess escape the dangerous Victorian bad guys who kidnapped them? Does Enola ever find her mother and is Sherlock able to locate her kidnapped sister? Will she end up in a snooty finishing school? Enola, the heroine in this story, is an absolute gem. She’s got gumption and spunk, and as a young woman, she’s got special set of skills and abilities that her well-known brothers lack. The author has included plenty of interesting information about the language of flowers and ciphers, which sets Enola apart from her family and make up for her special skills. This series debut novel packs details into each chapter and a lot of atmospheres, making it a must-read for young adult readers.

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

The story begins as Enola Holmes returns still haunted by a detective who happens to be her brother. She is the young sister of Mycroft and Sherlock and has escaped to London to avoid the destiny of young women.

She does not want to be an accessory to a man and aims at using her day doing the feminine activities. She was brought up by her mother and taught how to be independent, and now that she is eighteen years, she lives in London on her own. Enola’s current case is finding a young lady who disappeared without a trace. The lady named Cecily left her home, and her parents suspect that she escaped with a young man who worked as a clerk. Enola investigates the life of Cecily and finds out that she had a life secret despite her out appearance as a perfect young lady. She finds hidden drawings that show that Cecily might have been interested in social justice.

Enola makes an extra step to search for the young clerk to see whether he has information about her whereabouts. At the same time, Sherlock her brother is doing some investigations to look for his sister, Enola, thinking that she is missing. The story describes the area of Victorian London and the type of life admired by young ladies like Enola. It has a mystery of a heroine who focuses on making choices, but she still feels lonely and abandoned. The story shows how Enola runs away from her brother and how she assists in investigating the case of Cecily which later turns out to be a mystery.

One of the clients is Doctor John Watson, who is in search of a lost girl. The story involves a lot of talking about social issues for the readers to find out and discuss liberation and Marxism.

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