THE CASE OF THE LEFT-HANDED LADY
Smart and scrappy Enola Holmes (sister to Sherlock) is an entertaining and sympathetic heroine. Readers will enjoy unraveling codes and mysteries alongside her.
Fourteen-year-old Enola has run away from the social confines binding young women in 19th-century England. She wears disguises, eludes her detective brother, searches for a missing aristocrat and battles the loneliness of her self-induced exile in this second in a series. (Sleuth/Philomel, Jan., 224 pp., $12.99, ISBN: 978-0399245176, 9 and Up, HC)