I received this book at no cost from the publisher
by Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 1st 2016
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.
Jamie (James Watson) meets Charlotte Holmes at a boarding school in Connecticut. They are both drawn to each other because they are the descendents of the famous detective duo, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Jamie is at the school on scholarship to be close to the father he hasn’t bonded with since his parents’ divorce. Charlotte has all kinds of issues as well. As a death occurs, the two are drawn together to solve the mystery and prove themselves innocent.
All in all, this is a wonderful story and Charlotte resembles her famous forefather by using her intelligence to try to solve the crime. In a story built on the classic Sherlock Holmes, the story doesn’t disappoint. The two have a rocky beginning and there is a bit of humor and romance woven in. Jamie more than balances out her meticulous mind with his caring and loyalty. I received this book from the publisher and in no way influenced my review.
Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is the author of the poetry collection Girl-King (University of Akron) and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she’s a PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches creative writing, detective fiction, and lots of other things. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, cat, and collection of deerstalker caps. Find her at her website, brittanycavallaro.com, or on Twitter @skippingstones.
This novel sounds captivating and fascinating. What a unique and intriguing story which interests me greatly. The characters are so interesting and the storyline enthralling and gripping. I would love to read this new novel since the subject is and the individuals have strength and personality. What a talented and brilliant author. Best wishes for further writing adventures.
b. Lane says
Here is a book I can really get into and enjoy. Plus, the Holmes/Watson angle is cool.