A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro


Jamie Watson is reluctant to leave London and enter Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school. However, he is interested in meeting Charlotte Holmes, great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes. He dreams they will be a mystery solving pair like their famous great grandparents, but Charlotte has different ideas. When a murder occurs on campus and Charlotte and Jamie are framed for it, the two are forced to repeat history and solve the mystery to clear their names.

With plenty of Sherlock nostalgia, Cavallaro manages to create new characters while still harkening to the classic mysteries. The story and setting is modern, so it deals with some harsh issues (best for older readers), but I enjoyed this new Holmes and Watson (I’m always a sucker for a twist on a classic or fairy tale). We get the same brilliance in Holmes, but a little more human emotion and sentiment. I look forward to future books in the series.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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