A Study in Charlotte – Staff Review – Maddie

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Jamie Watson didn’t want a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school an hour away from his estranged father, but finds himself attending anyway. As he adjusts to living back in the United States and at Sherringford, he runs into Charlotte Holmes. Yes, the couple times great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes. Despite childhood dreams about the two of them one day becoming best friends and solving mysteries, Jamie and Charlotte don’t get along. But repeat run-ins and then a fellow student’s murder being pinned on them have the pair working together to solve the case and clear their names before the killer strikes again.

A Study in Charlotte is a fun, quick-paced modern take on the famous Holmes & Watson duo. Though some original Sherlock Holmes stories are briefly referenced, the characters are new and taking on their own adventure (with more to come in the series).

tw: mention of sexual assault and some drug use

4 Stars