A Study in Charlotte

A Study in Charlotte

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, students at a Connecticut boarding school, team up to solve a murder mystery.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062398901
0062398903
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm.

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In a clever new take on a classic detective genre, the great-great grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet at a Connecticut boarding school and get framed for murder. Charlotte Holmes, an antisocial recovering drug addict, and Jamie Watson, a temperamental rugby player, search for t... Read More »


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CRRL_MaryB Dec 03, 2020

The teenaged great-great-great grandchildren of Holmes and Watson, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, reluctantly team up to figure out who is trying to frame them for murders which are based on classic Sherlock Holmes' tales.

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Rogersap
Sep 17, 2020

I was excited to finally get this book after a long time on the waiting list. I am now very disappointed. The premise for this story sounds very engaging and fun, connecting two historical figures, in future generations to tackle another mystery. But I had to stop in the first chapter. I had planned to recommend this to my 15 year old daughter but it was not appropriate for her age group. This book had innuendo to Sex, drugs, and used the F word. I would not be able to recommend this book for anyone under 18 and then still would caution you to be discerning.

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mochas_and_books
Sep 11, 2020

Everyone knows the epic duo Watson and Holmes. But in A Study in Charlotte we get to meet their descendants, Jamie and Charlotte, who happen upon one another at a Connecticut boarding school. Unfortunately, they don’t get a chance to break the cycle, as shortly after Jamie’s arrival their classmate is murdered. And if Holmes is correct, the killer is trying to set up old cases their ancestors solved, and frame the modern-day duo in the process. Jamie Watson is suddenly swept into a world he’s only imagined as he and Charlotte race to solve the crime(s, their framer doesn’t seem to let up) before anyone else gets hurt. This modern day take on a classic considers the past, and uses it to shape the present-day, resulting in a delightfully wonderful melding of old and new. Charlotte and Jamie’s dynamic is delightfully nostalgic, with some new technology (and vices) in the mix. If you love classics put this on your list, it’s totally worth it.

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Ksmichelsen
Jul 21, 2020

I was so excited to read this book but it wasn’t what I thought. I only got to read a little bit before I stopped. The F word was in there three times just at the beginning of the book.

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Pink_Bee
Jul 11, 2020

The book "A Study In Charlotte" is about the great great grandson and granddaughter of the famous pair, Sherlock Holmes and James Watson. In this spin off the two, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, meet at school the night before they are caught in the middle of a crime scene. Throughout trying to solve the murder of the boy down the hall, Jamie and Charlotte begin a romance that builds as you read the four books.
I rate this book five out of five stars because of the fact that throughout this book I never wanted to put it down, I never got bored with the story. It constantly threw new challenges to the characters and I could not wait to see how they figured it out. I would recommend this book and the others in this series to any 13 or older person that likes mystery and a little romance.

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CORI D. MORRIS
Apr 06, 2020

As an avid Sherlock Holmes enthusiast I am normally unsure of new Holmes character spin offs. Yet this book about a similar Holmesian character, definitely lives up to the hype. It takes some the elements of the old stories, adding new elements that create a whole new feeling and a plausible mystery. This book is thrilling, fast paced, mysterious and the rest of the series is brilliant as well. Really loved these books!

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Kaybgirl
Oct 22, 2019

221 pgs

STPL_JessKovs Sep 16, 2019

A Study in Charlotte, the next generation of epic Holmes and Watson adventures with a side of well loved YA style romantic pining.

The case of the Sherringford murder was just what any good mystery should be. It was thrilling and I definitely did not call the ending. It kept me turning pages. The case was an excellent catalyst for our current Holmes and Watson to develop the beginning of the friendship we all know and love. Although this one may end in more than an unbreakable bond and platonic love. There is definitely a side of romantic pining. Jamie, I’m looking at you. But what else did you expect with a genderbent Holmes?

Absolutely would recommend to all Sherlock (as long as you aren't a purist) AND mystery fans.

VaughanPLKim Aug 15, 2019

I was intrigued by this twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes novels. I found Charlotte rather irritating, though, and you really have to suspend your disbelief in order for the plot, and Charlotte and Jamie's detective skills, to seem plausible.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 07, 2019

The story itself follows a modern version of the Sherlock Holmes and John Watson readers know through their descendants Charlotte and James. While this novel was entertaining to read, it was a little dry. The original characters were always meant to be quick witted and cryptic but they always carried a certain level of charm. However, Charlotte never seemed to be a lovable characters like the originals were. Charlotte is a great character: incredibly intelligent, humoured at times, but never had charm. James was a great character as we read this mysterious world through his eyes, so he was just as naive as we are. The writing is done quite well but the plot isn’t surprising and seems to be a typical story that has a taste of mystery. Overall, I am a fan of Charlotte's quick Witt and James lovable character; it is a good read but I do not think I will read the other novels. 3/5. @BSMarshmallows of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Sep 06, 2017

Rival teens Charlotte and Jamie, descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, investigate the mystery of why they are being framed for murder at their American boarding school.

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