A modern Sherlock and Holmes... A Study in Charolotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Blog Tour Character Interview & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop for A Study in Charlotte, a modern-day, young adult retelling of Sherlock and Holmes! This is one book I've been anticipating for some time. Let me know if you've read it and any thoughts you've had or if you're planning on reading it and why. Check out the very fun character interview and giveaway below as well...

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)A Study in Charlotte
(Charlotte Holmes #1)
by Brittany Cavallaro
YA Suspense, Thriller, Retelling
Hardcover & ebook, 336 Pages
March 1st 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books


The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John 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 enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

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A Character Interview: 
Jamie Watson Interviews Charlotte Holmes

CH: What is this for again?

JW: (shuffles papers) I’m not sure. I’m supposed to ask you some questions about what you’re like, where you’re from, et cetera.

CH: Is there any particular reason they’ve asked you to do it?

JW: Is there any particular reason you’re asking the questions? What, do you want to be doing this interview?

CH: Actually—

JW: No. Absolutely not.

CH: Tell us where you’re from, Jamie.

JW: I hate it when you use that voice. That’s like a…I don’t even know, like a political reporter that’s swallowed a toad voice. How are you even making those noises?

CH: Jamie, I have it on good authority that the people want to know—

JW: And the way you’re saying my name. That’s awful.

CH: Is it?

JW: I just said—

CH: Excellent. From this conversation, we’ve come to the conclusion that you’re uncomfortable talking about yourself and that you deflect with sarcasm when you’re thrust into the spotlight unexpectedly.

JW: Are you using the royal we? I know they named the new princess Charlotte, but this is actually too much for me to handle.

CH: What do you want to know? My favorite color is gray. My cat’s name is Mouse. Most things aren’t very interesting, and the things that are are largely illegal.

JW: That’s fine. Let me write that down. What illegal things? Specifics are good.

CH: You expect me to gas on about murders and crime here, don’t you. What if I happened to like very fast cars? Keeping ocelots as pets? Swimming naked? What if I just didn’t like having night check every night?

JW: You climb out your window every night. Why does it even matter?

CH: Sometimes we just want the world to bend to our desires.

JW: Are you using the royal we again?

CH: We might be.

JW: This interview is over.

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About the Author

Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is the author of the poetry collection Girl-King (University of Akron) and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she's a PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches creative writing, detective fiction, and lots of other things. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, cat, and collection of deerstalker caps. Find her at her website, brittanycavallaro.com, or on Twitter @skippingstones.

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