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The first book in a witty, suspenseful new series about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.
Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.
But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
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The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious,
A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
Praise for A Study in Charlotte
“A thrilling twist on a classic. Readers will be pulled in by both the riveting mystery and Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant heroine with secrets of her own.”– Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of London series
“Cavallaro’s crackling dialogue, well-drawn characters, and complicated relationships make this feel like a seamless and sharp renewal of Doyle’s series. An explosive mystery featuring a dynamic duo.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Biographie de l'auteur
Brittany Cavallaro is the author of the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series and the poetry collection Girl-King. She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She lives in Michigan. Find her at her website, www.brittanycavallaro.com, or on Twitter @skippingstones.--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B00Z74LWWY
- Éditeur : Katherine Tegen Books (1 mars 2016)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 1482 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 330 pages
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When I started reading it, and we are first introduced to Charlotte, it all felt a bit off. I couldn't allow myself to accept a female version of the great detective. The same sarcasm, cynicism and darkness, all wrapped into a 16 year old girl was just...weird. But a few chapters into it and it suddenly starts to make sense. It doesn't matter anymore, you get used to the character and you remember why you love the interaction between Watson and Holmes so much when you see the interaction between Jamie and Charlotte.
The mystery was also fantastic, and the hunt for the murderer was such a thrill. I loved their chemistry, their partnership, the journey to finding clues and breaking rules and going on their own manhunt, it felt very akin to reading a true Sherlock mystery. I loved how in true Watson nature, Jamie felt a responsibility towards Charlotte. Looking after her, caring for her, worried for her, made sure she was OK, and just generally tried to be protective of her. However, a few differences would be the level of maturity - given that they are teenagers - but also, a different kind of chemistry that is conveyed in the story. A romantic kind. Perhaps many readers and true Sherlock fans would balk at such an implication, but I loved it. I love a sprinkle of romance in stories, especially the YA kind, and this one, although not a main storyline was so natural that I really didn't question it too much.
The darkness in the story though, the darkness in Holmes, was surprising and true and at first, hard to grasp, because Holmes in this case is a young female protagonist.
Wonderfully written with a complex plot that is about to get a lot more complex in the next book!
I really enjoyed this book being a big fan of the original Sherlock Holmes series I couldn't wait to delve into this story and it did not disappoint. I loved this book I always wanted to read something that was based on relatives of Holmes and Watson and it was made even better when it was modern day and wasn't just a son for daughter of either Sherlock or Watson. I loved that the descendent of sherlock was a girl and I also loved how much she was like him right down to the cocky know it all attitude. I loved the charactrisation of each character and how thought the book each character developed, the book didn't just concentrate on the storyline and the mystery. I also loved the romantic side of the story which did make it stand out the most. When the Moriartys where mentioned it was just the icing on the cake for me. I loved the references to the original sherlock series. can't wait to read the next installment of the series.
A Study In Charlotte definitely wasn't the cute fluffy romance I thought I was going to get, it's quite a dark YA novel featuring murder,drug abuse & rape. I was pretty sure I was going to rate this three stars then I read the last two pages and it earned a extra star!!
Having never read or watched anything about Sherlock Holmes it was great to get this mini preview of the stories and characters. I'm looking forward to reading The Last Of August for more Jamie & Charlotte.
Which is such a pity because the story proposition had such huge potential.
For me, the problem lay with the characters.
I didn't care about the leads and the others were very shallow. The token incompetent police offer, the disapproving parent etc. and the hidden secrets which were underwhelming.
Sorry. Not for me.
I didn’t realise how much I really like mystery books until I read this book. I’ve never been a Sherlock Holmes fan but after reading this book, it’s got me really interested in the series. I was happy to see that this book was from Jamie/James’ point of view because it’s becoming really rare to read books from a boy’s point of view that interests me. The humour in this book was great, I loved the homecoming scene. It was great and definitely funny when Watson realised why he was dragged there by Holmes. This book was very promising and I can’t wait to read the second book of the series. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it as much as this book and not read it too quickly like I did with this one.