Books on our Radar: A Study in Charlotte
by Brittany Cavallaro
Maybe it’s Benedict Cumberbatch but I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. So when I came upon A Study in Charlotte, which is a new and interesting take on the universe, I was intrigued. Featuring Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson as the great grandchildren of Holmes and Watson respectively, this one is brimming with romantic tension, mystery and humor. I cannot wait to check this one out when it releases on March 1, 2016.
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.