The main character, Enola Holmes, is the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. Contrary to the plot summary, she does not work with her brot..Show More »hers on the case of the disappearance of Dr. Watson. In fact, she keeps her activities secret from them - and she does solve the case.
Enola Holmes is a spunky girl, determined to make her way as a detective in Victorian England - despite her brothers' wishes that she be a respectable female. Her mother is a bit of a free spirit, apparently, and is not much help. Enola is, in my opinion at least, rather too focused on her relationship with her mother (very strained - they communicate in code in the personal column of a newspaper) and brothers (they want to send her to a finishing school). Despite that preoccupation, she takes effective action to find the good doctor, and I rather liked her.
Lively story, spiritedly narrated. Springer's characters unfold over the series and their relationships deepen--a good combination with the intriguin..Show More »g plots. Kellgren, as always, makes it all come alive with the precision of her various voices.