A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

A Question of Holmes
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

Charlotte Holmes #4



Rating: 4 out of 5.


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.


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I have read all of the other books in this series and I really enjoyed them and A Question of Holmes was no exception.  

I was intrigued by how this series was going to end.  Really the last book probably could have been the ending.  In A Question of Holmes, the mystery seems a lot less intense than the other one Jamie and Holmes have dealt with.  While the other books focus on Jamie and Holmes’s relationship, this one did more than the others.  Holmes is trying to fit into “normal life,” and it was interesting seeing her without her coping mechanisms.  This was told from her POV, and I liked seeing her insecurity.  She was a much more likable character in this book because of that. 

As I mentioned, the mystery seemed a little lame compared to others, but that mystery wasn’t really the point of this book.  However, you can’t have a Charlotte Holmes book without a mystery.  It wasn’t bad, but I found I cared more about Jamie and Holmes’ relationship than the mystery.  All parts of the story were engaging, but I am a sucker for a romance, so…I enjoyed the ending, and it seemed incredibly true to who Holmes is.  

I am sad to see this series end, but will look for more by this author!


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