A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE
352 pages | Paperback
Now in paperback, the first book in a Sherlock Holmes redux in which the master detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte, and John Watson’s great-great-great-grandson, Jamie, must unravel the mystery of why they’re being framed for a murder at their American boarding school—while Jamie fights to understand the brilliant and damaged girl beneath her barbed-wire façade.
The last thing Jamie 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 great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Staff pick by Adriana:
A Study in Charlotte is a dark academia, genderbent take on Sherlock Holmes, by Sherlockian scholar Brittany Cavallaro, that follows the descendants of Sherlock and Watson, who might seem destined to be rivals but form an unexpected bond as they're forced to work together to solve a murder they're being framed for. Fast-paced, with well-written, multi-faceted characters, it is just the right amount of reminiscent of the original stories and their beloved characters, while also being something entirely different and new on its own.