Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Thanks, Conan Doyle
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro Jamie Watson gets a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a boarding school not far from his estranged father's home in Connecticut. Charlotte Holmes is also a student there. Jamie has followed Charlotte's exploits since they were both kids. Jamie's father knows EVERYTHING about the Holmes family.
When someone tries to frame Jamie and Charlotte for the murder of a Sherringford student, their families' generations long connection is reignited. Charlotte shares her famous forebear's skills at observation and his deductive reasoning AND his skill on the violin. Alas, that is not all she has in common with great-great-great-whatever Sherlock.
The crimes that she and Watson - also a great-great-great-whatever of Dr. John Watson - investigate reference some of Holmes' most famous cases. Holmes and Watson are in serious danger here. Explosions, poisons, muggings, chases, - THIS is the beginning of a beautiful book series.
Honestly, what would modern mystery fiction do without Holmes and Watson?