Want More Enola Holmes? Check Out the 9 Novels That Inspired the Film
If you love the sequel to Netflix's "Enola Holmes" movie and just can't quite get enough of the teenage supersleuth, we've got great news. Just like her big brother Sherlock, Enola's story first came to life as a book series — and you can get your hands on all of them right now.
Written by Nancy Springer, the Enola Holmes series follows Sherlock's younger sister and all the mysteries she solves at her own detective agency in London. While the Springer novels certainly borrow other characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's popular works, Enola isn't one of them. She was created completely by Springer and is unique to these books.
All of the nine novels in the series are considered young-adult fiction, and just like the film, they're family friendly! The Netflix adaptation roughly follows the first book, so besides getting to experience all of Enola's adventures again, there are eight more installments to dive into when you're finished. Keep reading for the whole list.
Enola Holmes Books in Order
- "The Case of the Missing Marquess"
- "The Case of the Left-Handed Lady"
- "The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets"
- "The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan"
- "The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline"
- "The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye"
- "Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche"
- "Enola Holmes and the Boy in Buttons"
- "Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade"
"The Case of the Left-Handed Lady: An Enola Holmes Mystery"
In this next installment, "The Case of the Left-Handed Lady" ($8), Enola is being hunted by her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. While on the run, she discovers a set of charcoal drawings and feels an immediate connection to the artist, who has completely vanished.
"The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets: An Enola Holmes Mystery"
Dr. Watson, Sherlock's partner, has vanished. Enola is skeptical about getting involved but eventually can't help but investigate when a bouquet of flowers symbolizing death appears at the Watson residence. Find out what happens next in "The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets" ($7).
"The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes Mystery"
In this Enola installment, the young heroine discovers that her landlady, Mrs. Tupper, has been kidnapped! In "The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline" ($7), Enola must race to save the woman she loves like family.
"The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye: An Enola Holmes Mystery"
In this Enola mystery, "The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye" ($7), she must work with Sherlock to solve more than one complex mystery. What happened to their mother and Lady Blanchefleur? And does their brother Mycroft have something to do with it?
"Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche"
Enola helps a young professional named Letitia Glover investigate the suspicious death of her twin sister after marrying an earl who has a sketchy history of his wives dying under sketchy circumstances in "Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche" ($13).
"Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade"
In "Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade" ($17), Enola helps her friend Lady Cecily escape her dishonorable father's latest plans. When Sherlock uncovers them to return her to her father, Lady Cecily — who, as it turns out, has multiple personalities — escapes, and it's up to Enola to bring her home safely