Staff Picks (June): Enola Holmes — The Case Of The Missing Marquess HC

For a Sherlock Holmes fan like myself, this is a veritable golden age — the BBC's Sherlock finished four successful seasons last year, CBS's Elementary returned to television last month, Robert Downey, Jr.'s third Sherlock Holmes film may enter production next year, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's Holmes and Watson hits theaters at Christmas, every month sees new stories published. My Kindle is packed with Sherlock Holmes stories, classics and new, and one recent series that I loved was Nancy Springer's young adult Enola Holmes novels, centered not on the mighty Sherlock but on his much younger sister Enola. This October, IDW Publishing brings Italian writer/artist Serena Blasco's adaptation of the series' first book, The Case of the Missing Marquess, to American readers as part of their EuroComics imprint, and readers can discover this captivating heroine before the film adaptation starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown debuts in 2020.

Enola lives with her mother on the family estate in Sussex while her elder brothers Mycroft and Sherlock live in London. When her mother disappears on her fourteenth birthday, Mycroft assumes responsibility for Enola. Wanting no part of a "proper" life, Enola flees to London to find her mother, and there she proves to be every bit as brilliant as her brothers as she works to locate a missing aristocrat while eluding Mycroft who intends to send her to boarding school and Sherlock who is deeply worried for her safety.

Perfect for Sherlockians aged eight to eighty, Serena Blasco's adaptation of Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess is charming introduction to the world of Enola Holmes and a delightful expansion of the Sherlock Holmes mythos.

Wink Shörtendorfer

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Item Code: JUN180718
Release Date: 10/10/18
SRP: $14.99

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Staff Picks (October): The Night (La Nuit) HC

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