A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE is one of those books that's just fun. I truly enjoyed every bit of it that I read, and I am so freaking glad it's a series. Here's why:
Charlotte basically the love child of Iron Man Tony Stark and Dr. Sheldon Cooper with an egg donation by Jessica Jones. She's quirky and super smart and strange and oddly lovable.
Watson is the heart of this story. He's fantastically written and balances Charlotte perfectly.
3. The Plot
Go Brittany Cavallaro for writing a tight, complex and fascinating mystery on your debut novel. She truly took Holmes and Watson do a whole new level.
A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE is fun, fast-paced and all sorts of twisty. If you like mysteries (or well written books) then check this one out!
ABOUT A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE:The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John 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 enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.
Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that 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.
ABOUT BRITTANY CAVALLARO:
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.
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