I have to admit, I really should have picked up the Charlotte Holmes series a long time ago. But, the truth is I just haven’t had the time and it’s not high on my priority list. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro is the fourth book in this series and therefore, though I’ve included the synopsis below for those of you who might like to read it, I will not be reading it myself. I don’t particularly think, if these books follow a typical Sherlock Holmes pattern, that the blurb will give much away from the previous books, but all the same when I do finally get around to reading the first book in this series, I want to go in with a bit less prior knowledge about the future books. I do have a bit of honest anxiety about reading these books, as well, however, largely because I don’t want them to misrepresent or disgrace the original series of stories and that has likely played a part in my not having picked up one by now, so I am genuinely curious…for those of you who have read a book in this series, what did you think?
I know the book series features two girls, decedents of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson during their teenage years at a rather expensive academy and that they end up solving mysteries, just as Holmes and Watson did before them. But other than that, I don’t know a whole lot about it. I have, of course, decided to add it to my TBR due to my absolute love of Sherlock Holmes and my appreciation for several of the adaptations in the past. I still couldn’t tell you which is my favorite, but they are so much fun.
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson think they’re finally in the clear. They’ve left Sherringford School—and the Moriartys—behind for a pre-college summer program at Oxford University. A chance to start from scratch and explore dating for the first time, while exploring a new city with all the freedom their program provides. But when they arrive, Charlotte is immediately drawn into a new case: a series of accidents have been befalling the members of the community theater troupe in Oxford, and now, on the eve of their production of Hamlet, they’re starting all over again. What once seemed like a comedy of errors is now a race to prevent the next tragedy—before Charlotte or Jamie is the next victim.
What are your feelings about this book and the series? Do you have them added to your TBR? Have you read some of them? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below! I’m eager to hear what you think. As always, happy reading everyone!