Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Teaser Tuesday: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

A Study in Charlotte –
Katherine Tegen Books

When I get angry, my English accent thickens until it’s clotted and snotty, a full-on cartoon. And I was furious. I probably sounded like the bloody Queen.
— Chapter 1

“Do you think, if I set fire to the maths building—”
“Still no.”
— Chapter 7

The day may come when I’ll no longer be temped by a Sherlock remake. So far, it doesn’t seem likely though. And that is a very good thing in my opinion, otherwise I would have missed this entertaining book. It’a nice to see the uncompromising analytical mind of the detective in a female main character for a change and let Watson be the (as per the role) more nursing one but with a slightly more problematic angle. I actually wish that this were taken even more to the point, but that probably would have caused reader riots ...
I especially liked how the original stories are referenced and sort of taken as actual history to be taken with a grain of salt in terms of creative license. And no doubt would Watson have liked a guidebook on the care and keeping of Holmses. That alone made me giggle quite a bit. Yet the story is not only amusing for a Sherlock fan. Even if the stories are completely unknown at the heart of the book there is still a very well-crafted crime plot. Among other things. I’m very much looking forward to the second book in the series.

By now it’s probably back to work or school for most of you. I hope you have found no unhappy surprises at your desk upon your return. Are you perchance watching the new BBC Sherlock series? I’m still a little shell-shocked if I’m absolutely honest. Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments!


karen said...

Oh this sounds fabulous! I'll definitely be adding it to my wishlist!

Laura Thomas said...

Got some chuckles out of me. Sounds fun!

My TT from Carpe Bead'em

Kathy Martin said...

I liked this one and just finished the eARC of the sequel. I'm a sucker for anything related to Sherlock Holmes too. I have two this week - Beheld by Alex Flinn and A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn. Happy reading!

Wee Shubba said...

Oh this sounds really good.

Feel free to pop over and check out my Teaser

Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World

Sandra Nachlinger said...

A female Sherlock? I'm hooked already!
My Tuesday post features MOONRISE.

Ms. M. said...

Haven't read this one yet. There's a new BBC Sherlock series? Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1rl

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