A Study in Charlotte Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Release Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Charlotte Holmes, Book 1
Rated: YA 14+
Format: eGalley
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

While I haven’t read any of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, I am a huge fan of the BBC adaption Sherlock and the films starring Robert Downey Jr.. I was super excited when I found out that A Study in Charlotte–if the title wasn’t a giveaway already–took Sherlock Holmes and twisted the story slightly. Instead of the original characters in a retelling we have the descendants of Holmes and Watson trying to solve a mystery mimicking one of the original stories.


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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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1 comment:

  1. I like mysteries, and this one sounds interesting.

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