In our episode this week, Claire and I talk about The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer. This is book two of the Enola Holmes series and we decided to talk about it since the movie just came out on Netflix and because we enjoyed the first one last year.
In this book, Enola Holmes has successfully evaded her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, and has avoided going to finishing school and is instead following in her mother's footsteps and living on her own. She's used money given to her by her mother in book one to create an office for a fictitious Scientific Perditorian, a finder of lost things, so she can do her own investigations. What will she do when her very first case is to find... herself? Sherlock's friend, Dr. Watson, comes by asking for help in finding his friend's little sister, who he obviously doesn't know is sitting right across from him. He also mentions another case that Sherlock has passed up because he typically doesn't go after such frivolous pursuits. While Enola can't find herself, she does secretly take on Sherlock's other case, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady. Does she find this left-handed lady? Is she able to keep hidden from her brother? Read the book, check out our summary and listen to our episode to find out!
We talked a lot, and practiced making faces of course, about Enola's costume choices that she makes in this book when hiding in plain sight in front of her brother Sherlock, specifically her nostril stretchers and her cheek enhancers. We even had a Would You Rather question about them! Here we are pretending that we had them in and also being hysterical and also laughing madly.
Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays!