Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.3 Llamas


I LOVED the Enola Holmes series! It was action-filled, focused on mysteries and adventure and filled with humor perfect for girl 14 and up! (And of course I loved the movie, totally suggest) Now the series is getting more books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book is about Enola Holmes and her brother, the famous Sherlock Holmes working together to find a women who has been declared dead. But her twin sister says differently… With twists and turns, the siblings will have to use all their skills together to solve the case before the girl really is doomed…

I loved this book. It was very clean, with lots of action and plenty of suspense! There was fight scenes and mystery and soooooooooo many plot twists!!!!!!

Now, there is violence in this book. It is set in London is the 1800’s, which wasn’t a pretty time. There is lots of people who are living on the streets, men who take advantage of people and women who are of ill repute… (Nothing described only mentioned) There is also violence, people get hit, disappear and die. Plus mention of horrible conditions of insane asylums… They are described a bit. (Not in detail)

Over all, this was another amazing Enola Holmes mystery that I very much suggest to those girls who love suspense!!!!!!!!!!! I can not wait to read the next one! Adios! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A very good book perfect for girls!!!!
  • A perfect mystery!!!!!!
  • LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Mention of violence and London being sketchy…

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!

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