• Junior Library Guild selection
• Spring 2016 Indie Next pick
• 2017 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
• 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers selection
• YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
• 2017 TAYSHAS List Selection
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new series about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.
Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.
But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Foreign sales for the Charlotte Holmes series currently include Chinese (complex)/Faces, Chinese (simplified)/Trustbridge, French/Pocket Jeunesse, Georgian/Palitra L Publishing, German/DTV, Japanese/Take Shobo, Portuguese (Brazil)/Rocco, Turkish/Ithaki Yayinlari, Thai/SE – Education, Russian/Astrel, and Spanish/Oz Nebula (Book 1-2).
“A thrilling twist on a classic. Readers will be pulled in by both the riveting mystery and Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant heroine with secrets of her own.” —Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of London series)
“Cavallaro’s crackling dialogue, well-drawn characters, and complicated relationships make this feel like a seamless and sharp renewal of Doyle’s series. An explosive mystery featuring a dynamic duo.” (Kirkus, starred review)
“Debut author Cavallaro brings Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuths (or their distant relatives, anyway) into the 21st century, casting Holmes as a brilliant young woman and Watson, who narrates, as her admirer and accomplice…An involving murder mystery, and a promising start to a planned trilogy.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Fans of television’s Elementary and Sherlock will avidly devour this book…a joyous excuse to watch one of the literary world’s most beloved pairings come together.” (Booklist)