A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery/Contemporary/Retelling
Page Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
About A Study in Charlotte (via Goodreads):I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Confession: I still need to catch up on Sherlock. Anyhow, this book just sounds absolutely fabulous! I don't read a lot of mysteries anymore, but I used to be obsessed with them when I was younger, and I am really looking forward to seeing the relationship between this new generation of Watson and Holmes!
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.