A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

23272028Title: A Study In Charlotte

Author: Brittany Cavallaro

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publish Date:  March 1, 2016

Format: Hardcover

My Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

 

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