A Study in Charlotte

A Study in Charlotte

eBook - 2016
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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.
Published: New York, NY :, Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062398932
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Sep 11, 2018

I have mixed feelings on this book. I almost really liked it, but some parts were a struggle and overall it felt really forced. I think it was too much like a classic Sherlock Holmes story and wasn't original enough. I'd probably like the characters more after a second story with them.

Jan 03, 2018

Very good, 10/10 would recommend. If you liked Sherlock(the TV series) you will probably like this as well. Probably best for people over 13 who are OK with some language. I really liked the characters. I thought that they were well written. The story defiantly suckered me in and I was kinda dead to the world for a few hours. The description was very nice and it was easy to tell exactly what was going on with the story. The parallels between the characters in this book and the original ones was nice as well.

Sep 10, 2017

As an adult and Sherlock fan I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next. However, due to the swearing, drugs and rape, wouldn't let my tween or teens read it.

Jul 21, 2017

My 11 year old daughter checked this out, randomly turned to page 15 and found the "f" word and the "a" word.

All I could tell her was that I suppose the author has a lack of imagination.

May 16, 2017

I didn't really enjoy the book as a whole very much. It kind of kept lagging on and on, and there weren't enough action scenes to keep me entertained. Also, the vocabulary was pretty advanced.

samdog123 May 02, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful read for anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes mysteries. This one is geared towards teens and young adults due to some mature subject matter. The twist here is that Holmes is Charlotte Holmes and Watson is Jamie Watson. After they meet up at a private school in the U.S., Holmes and Watson become a precarious pair as they learn to know and trust each other. When someone begins copying Sherlock Holmes stories to try and blame the crimes on them, then 'the game's afoot.' This is the first book in a series--I listened to in on the audio book version and really loved it. Next in the series is 'The Last of August,' a play on words-when you read the story you'll get it.

TSCPL_RachaelS Apr 04, 2017

I listened to this as an audiobook (Hoopla) and enjoyed every aspect of it; the throwbacks to the originals, the incorporation of heavy teen issues and the relationship between Charlotte and Watson. The only downside was that Watson's voice was supposed to be British and the narrator hardly included any of that. I would have been delighted if the whole thing had been read like the epilogue was.

Feb 02, 2017

I thought this modern twist on Holmes & Watson was creative and beautifully written. The core of the relationship is transferred into this story with modern conveniences/dilemmas and the tension that exists in the original pairing.

Holmes needs Watson for many reasons, but also struggles with her superior observation skills and keeping him in the loop. It will be interesting to see how many old Holmes tales are resurrected in the next installment.

Jan 18, 2017

It's refreshing to see a female personification of Sherlock Holmes in Charlotte, and Jamie Watson is charming in his own right. There are plenty of references to the original stories, and naturally they are descendants of the famous duo, and that comes with all sorts of expectations and baggage. It's also pretty funny.

This novel addresses addiction, rape, and family problems in addition to a murder investigation and high school crushes. It's not particularly brutal, but I would recommend this to a more mature reader.

Dec 09, 2016

I was disappointed in this from the start. I didn't like the premise that they were descendants of the characters. I struggled with the mystery. I couldn't care for the characters they way I wanted to. Sherlock gets away with being an ass because he is brilliant but Charlotte didn't seem to live up to that name, which is part of the point of the story but I couldn't get into it. Even the mystery I had figured out easily which half the reason I like Sherlock mysteries is because I can't figure them out. Anyway, it wasn't my favorite and if you want a Sherlock retelling/adaptation, there are plenty of others to choose from.

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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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