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Publication Order of Enola Holmes Books

The Case of the Missing Marquess (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye / The Case of the Disappearing Duchess (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enola Holmes and the Boy in Buttons (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Enola Holmes Graphic Novels

with Serena Blasco
The Case of the Missing Marquess (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Book of Isle Books

The White Hart (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Sun (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sable Moon (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Beast (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Swan (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rowan Hood Books

Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lionclaw (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Boy (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rowan Hood Returns (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sea King Books

Publication Order of Tale of Camelot Books

I Am Mordred (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Morgan le Fay (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Collections

Chance & Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stardark Songs (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music of Their Hooves (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eccentric Symmetries (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Enola Holmes: Mycroft's Dangerous Game (With: Enrica Eren Angiolini,Giorgia Sposito,Mickey George) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blood Of Ten Chiefs Books

The Blood of Ten Chiefs (With: C.J. Cherryh,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Diane Carey,Mark C. Perry,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfsong (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Richard Pini) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Change (With: Mercedes Lackey,Janny Wurts,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Wind (With: Mercedes Lackey,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Len Wein,Heather Gladney,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold,Deni Loubert) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Hours (With: Mercedes Lackey,Esther M. Friesner,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Richard Pini) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of John M. Ford Short Story Collections

Under the Wheel (With: John M. Ford,Gregory Benford,Elizabeth Mitchell) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casting Fortune (By: John M. Ford) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the End of the Twentieth Century (By: John M. Ford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat of Fusion and Other Stories (By: John M. Ford) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Moonsinger's Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
From One Experience to Another(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Amazing Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prom Night(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Civil War Fantastic(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ribbiting Tales(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams and Visions(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firebirds Soaring(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Family Is Driving Me Crazy(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Luminous Wings(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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