Title: A Study In Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: March 1, 2016
My Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are framed for a murder straight out of a Sherlock Holmes’ novel. In order to clear their names, they need to work together to find out who is behind it and why.
I really enjoyed this book! Though I was never a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, I am now a fan of his great-great-great-grandaughter Charlotte Holmes. Beings the story was told in Jamie Watson’s POV, I was seeing her antics and genius through the eyes of Watson. I’m not sure if the author meant it to come across this way, but I often found it so difficult to follow Holmes’s train of thought. It seemed that one moment she’s talking about diffusing a bomb and the next she’s commenting on the weather. (Not actually in the book, just an example to show I had a hard time keeping up with her. I pity poor Jamie if that’s what he felt the entire time.)
This was a perfect murder mystery to read for fall and I cannot wait to read the next book!
Characters That Stood Out To Me:
Charlotte: Genius that she was, and master detective, I sometimes found it hard to keep up with her train of thought, as I’m sure Jamie struggled with as well. I thought she was an exceptionally strong girl, given what she had to go through from her point of birth to present day.
Jamie: The typical strong boy with a sweet side, I thought he was the comedic relief in this. Since the story was narrated from his POV, the book had that little bit of saneness I desperately needed to keep up with Charlotte.
Would I Recommend:
Absolutely! This is a great book for anyone wanting to dip their toes into murder/mysteries. Though this is YA, it did have that darker element that lovers of Agatha Christie would perhaps enjoy.