Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes' right-hand manso when he goes missing, it's a shock. Even Sherlock hasn't, well, the slightest clue as to where he could be. Enola is intrigued, but weary; she's still hiding from her older brothersand getting involved could be disastrous.
But when a bizarre bouquet shows up at the Watson residence, full of convolvulus, hawthorn, and white poppies, Enola must act. She dons her most discerning disguise yet to find the senderand quickly, for Enola knows the blossoms symbolize death!
Hold your breath because Enola's about to take it away. The stakes are higher and the mystery deeper than ever before in the third installment of this Edgar-award nominated, critically acclaimed series.
Even her name dooms her to a solitary lifeEnola Holmes, the much younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. Yet her brain and her uncanny ability to disguise herself make her as clever as her famous brother, if not more so. In fact, Enola shares Sherlock's passion for justice, although she definitely does not share his views about what activities a young girl should properly enjoy. Even though she is living in the progressive last years of the 19th century, Sherlock cannot condone her pursuing the dangerous work of Perditorians (those who seek missing persons). Therefore, Enola must avoid all contact with her family in order to elude capture by her brother while she solves the mystery of Dr. Watson's disappearance! In this third adventure of the acclaimed series, Sherlock recognizes the prodigious abilities of his younger sister and wishes she would trust him. Indeed, the great man admits that without Enola's efforts, Watson would still be lost to him. Alas, Enola, a mistress of disguise and risk-taker extraordinaire, does not trust him and determines that she will remain "Alone." Reviewer: Diane Carver Sekeres, Ph.D.