Saturday, May 16, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Enola Holmes Mysteries 1-3 by Nancy Springer

To celebrate this past Tuesday's release of The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, the fifth book in Nancy Springer's excellent Enola Holmes series, I'm giving away brand new paperback copies of the first three books in the series:

The Case of the Missing Marquess
Publisher's Description: When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her. Disguising herself as a grieving widow, Enola sets out to the heart of London to uncover her mother’s whereabouts—but not even the last name Holmes can prepare her for what awaits. Suddenly involved in the kidnapping of the young Marquess of Basilwether, Enola must escape murderous villains, free the spoiled Marquess, and perhaps hardest of all, elude her shrewd older brother—all while collecting clues to her mother’s disappearance!


The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
Publisher's Description: Enola Holmes is being hunted by the world’s most famous detective—her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. But while she is on the run in the world’s biggest, darkest, dirtiest city, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as if she is a soul mate to the girl who drew them. But that girl, Lady Cecily, has disappeared without a trace. Braving the midnight streets, Enola must unravel the clues to find this left-handed lady, but in order to save her, Enola risks revealing more than she should. Will she be able to keep her identity a secret and find Lady Cecily, or will the one thing she is trying to save—her freedom—be lost forever?

The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets
Publisher's Description: Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes’ right-hand man—so 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 wary; she’s still hiding from her older brothers—and 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 sender—and quickly, for Enola knows the blossoms symbolize death!



The Rules:

This contest is open worldwide. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 11:59 EST. I'll announce the winner the following day (Wednesday, June 3, 2009).

Leave a comment on this post for one entry. Please make sure that you include a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win!

For Multiple Entries:
  • Enola frequently uses the language of flowers in her cases. Tell me the name of your favorite flower for one additional entry.
  • Post about this giveaway on your own blog with a link back to this post for three additional entries.
  • If you're on Twitter, post a tweet with a link back to this post for one additional entry.
  • Subscribe to Bookish Ruth via e-mail or RSS reader for two additional entries. If you're already a subscriber, let me know, as that counts for three additional entries.
Good luck!

93 comments:

  1. I'd love a chance to win. <3

    My favorite flower is the Cherry Blossom.

    Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/18/book-giveaways-0518-0524/

    I subscribe via Reader.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  2. I would love to be entered for a chance to win (I think this might be a good series to recommend to my 7th graders after we conclude our mystery unit at the end of the year).

    My favorite flower is the Daisy. I think Meg Ryan sums it up best in You've Got Mail --- it is the friendliest flower.

    I am most definitely a follower of your blog :)

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would love to read these books, please enter me in the drawing! Does following count as subscribing? Just wondering. And though I'm allergic to most flowers, I force myself to tolerate roses if I can...I just love them!

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  4. Enter me please. I'm really looking for good books for a grandaughter who has reached that glorious stage in life where kiddie books don't cut it! these would be great I think.

    I love roses and lupines.

    I'm already a follower -- that's three more!

    And....I just posted about your giveaway on Tutu's Two Cents my blog.

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  5. Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. I already subscribe via Google Reader.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. I'm already subscribed to you on Google. :)

    My favorite flower is a red rose.

    These books look very interesting!

    BookBegger

    lyzziebit(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Please don't enter me - I've already read and loved these. But I just wanted to say, what a fabulous giveaway. I know whoever wins will absolutely love the books!

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  9. I'm in! I subscribe to the RSS feed and my favorite flower is the plumeria because I lived in Hawaii when I was young and we had a tree in the front yard so I'm nostalgic about that simple but pretty flower!

    These books look really fun!

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  10. My favorite flower is the gardenia because it's so fragrant. You're in my Google Reader. Thanks for the great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  11. Ooh, this series looks goooood! I love hydrangeas. I'm already a subscriber.


    WordLily AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I would love to win these books. I love dame's rocket because it is the true sign of better weather around here and they are so hardy and beautiful. BFish[dot]Reads[at]gmail[dot]com. I'm already a subscriber (in my google reader).

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  13. Here's my twitter link: http://twitter.com/BethFishReads/statuses/1862494344

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  14. These books sound great. Please enter me. Thanks.

    My favourite flowers are daisies. I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function.

    mparke[at]mts[dot]net

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  15. thanks for the giveaway my favorite flower would be gladiolas minsthins at optonline dot net

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  16. Please count me in - I'd never read any of the Enola Holmes mysteries and they sound fun!

    + 1 My favorite flowers are lilacs - and they're still blooming out here.
    +3 I subscribe via googlereader
    +3 I have posted a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar.

    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  17. i need to add some good mysteries to my reading list. count me in
    pksanddancer@yahoo.com

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  18. my favorite flower is a stargazer lily

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  19. Never heard of these before, but now I think I must read them! I don't have a favorite flower - can I say cactus? LOL!

    I'm a follower! My e-mail is in my blog profile.

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  20. These sound good--thanks for the chance!!

    I love lilacs :)

    emvark at gmamil dot com

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  21. This would be awesome to win need some good summer reads! My favorite flower is a tulip!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  22. I am new to this book series! I love the covers of the books and they sound quite interesting.
    I would appreciate being entered in your drawing.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. Flower gardening is one of my hobbies. One of my favorite flowers is the old-fashioned Hollyhock. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. My daughter and I read the first one of these (from the library) and loved it. It would be so great to have all three!

    saz at chainreader dot com

    I follow/subscribe.

    My favorite flowers are daisies. They make me happy!

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  25. I am an email subscriber to your site!
    Again, thanks!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  26. Tweet ~
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/186427739.
    Cindi

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  27. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read something other than textbooks.

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  28. I posted about this here: http://freelunch.chainreader.com/2009/05/win-enola-holmes-mysteries-1-3.html

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  29. My favorite flowers are tulips.

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  30. looks good
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I would love to win this series for both my father and I!


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  33. I have loved orchids since I was a child as my grandmother grew them!

    Thanks



    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  34. Tweeted


    http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/1866449906


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  35. I'm already a subscriber via RSS #1



    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  36. I'm already a subscriber via RSS #2



    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  37. I'm already a subscriber via RSS #3



    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  38. What a great giveaway! I would love to be entered for a chance to win.

    I have three favorite flowers - bleeding hearts, morning glories and lupins.

    And I subscribe to your blog in google reader :)

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  39. Ooops I forgot to leave my email - shiloki[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. White roses. Forever & always.

    Please include me in the giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.

    Thank you

    jchaborek-at-hotmail-dot-com

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  41. I'd love to read these - they sound like my favorite kind of book!

    My favourite flower is the tulip. But oh, thens' there iris, lilies, peonies, and so on - sp hard to decide).

    I've posted it on Twitter http://twitter.com/#favorites

    And I subscribe via e-mail.

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  42. OOOhhhhh, I would love to win these.
    I think bothe my daughter and I would enjoy them.
    lillyswistek@gmail.com

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  43. I forgot to mention my favorite flower. Hands down, a tulip. I love the multiplicity of colors and the flowers' delicacy.

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  44. I would love to be entered please!

    My favorite flower is lily.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I would like a chance to win!
    Thanks!
    nic0ler917 at aol.com

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  46. My favorite flower is Red Roses!

    Thanks

    charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  47. Sound like awesome books. Thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  48. I have wanted to read this series for a while - I've heard such good things about them.

    It's hard to pick a favorite flower - I think it'd have to be tulips. White or colorful - doesn't really matter, they are so delicate and pretty!

    mmillet at gmail dot com

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  49. I would love to enter for these books!! I think that my kids would really enjoy them!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Would put these to good use in school library where I work. Such great books.

    Have lots of favorite flowers but always seem to buy lilies and roses for the house.

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  51. I would love to read these!

    My favorite flower is the Daisy -- it's such a happy looking flower I think :-)

    marielay@gmail.com

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  52. These look really cute!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  53. I'd love a chance to win

    wadesherry@hotmail.com

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  54. Enter me please....I subscribe...and I twitted the contest..

    allisonsattic at gmail dot com

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  55. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am also a current subscriber

    "Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Fun:
    CoolCanucks.ca"

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  56. Looks good!! ENTER me please!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  57. I would love this for my older daughter and I to read.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  58. My favorite flower is a daisy.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  59. I love tulips, especially multicolored ones. I'm also a subscriber on google. Great giveaway. gimmemorebooks10 at gmail dot com

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  60. Please enter me for the giveaway. This looks like a good series. Summer reading on the beach.
    Thank you.
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  61. Sounds like a great read, thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway, my fave flowers are roses yellow ones

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I'd love a chance to read these..love all incarnations of Holmes.

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks.

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  64. Thanks for another chance at the giveaway. Right now, my favorite flower is the beautiful peony, which are just about to pop in my garden!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. I'd love to win these :o) They look amazing.

    My favorite flower is a white daisy. I had them at my wedding :o)

    I tweeted (@iheartmonster)

    I already subscribe.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  66. Please include me in your giveaway.

    My favorite flower is the Iris.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  67. Would love to read this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com
    My favorite flower is the hydrangea.

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  68. My favorite flower is a rose for it's scent, peony's for their beautiful blossom.

    thanks
    maltaiseatyahoodotcom

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  69. I posted about this giveaway here: http://bfishreads.blogspot.com/2009/05/weekly-link-round-up-may-24.html

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  70. I would love to read these.

    thanks so much!

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I love Ageratums.

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  72. My favorite flower is Wisteria. LOL

    tekeygirl at gmail.com

    I subscribe to you via RSS and have you as a link on my page.

    Have a great week....Wisteria

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  73. My favorite flower is a rose.

    I subscribe via email.

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  74. My favourite flower is the Sunflower :)

    I'll post a blog about this later on, and let you know.

    ella_press(at)live.com.ar

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  75. http://theclockmonkey2.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-giveaways.html

    blog!

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  76. Please enter me--and my favorite flowers are peonies, lush, gorgeous, fragrant peonies. Mine are blooming now.

    C
    angrye(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I'd love to read these! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. :D

    My favorite flower is the cabbage rose. It looks so big and dopey and yet so beautiful, it wins my heart everytime I see it.

    I've posted about your giveaway on my blog here: http://birdbrainbb.net/2009/05/26/links-for-2009-5-26/

    I've Tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/anniebody/status/1950717240

    And I'm a subscriber to your blog, as well!

    - Anastasia (herebebooks@gmail.com)

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  78. I would love to win these books! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  79. I love violets!

    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  80. I'm already an email subscriber.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  81. Sunflowers are my favorite!

    And I've subscribed to your blog at my yahoo.
    bloo(underscore)meowmeow(at)yahoo.com

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  82. Sounds good - please enter me!

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  83. And for my additional entry, my favorite kind of flower is just a rose.

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  84. I love mysteries and a set of three would be wonderful. Please count me in.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  85. Although I believe Susan means Lily, my favorite flower is actually the daisy or margarette which represents the wonderful women's organization that I am part of.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  86. I subscribe by e-mail.
    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  87. I posted this giveaway on my blog at:

    http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  88. I would love to start a new historical mystery series. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

    My favorite flower is the peony, especially in deep pink color.

    I follow your blog through Google Reader.

    Thanks

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  89. Sounds like a fun read.
    My favorite flower is a lily.
    bgcchs@yahoo.com

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  90. My second entry. Maybe I'll have more of a chance.
    bgcchs@yahoo.com

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  91. I posted about this on my blog!

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  92. I would love to enjoy these books=)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  93. Extra entry~ My favorite flower is a Daylily! Beautiful and perfect if only one day a time=)

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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