Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Five top YA novels for "Sherlock" fans

At the B & N Teen Blog, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick tagged five top YA novels for fans of Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), including:
A Study in Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro

If you think Sherlock Holmes is moody and a bit volatile, just wait until you meet his great-great granddaughter. The Holmes and the Watsons are no longer on the closest terms, so Jamie Watson isn’t surprised he hasn’t met the youngest relative of his great-great grandfather’s famous partner. And when the two end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte hardly seems interested in befriending Jamie. She also appears to have inherited some of her famous family’s characteristics: the cold logic, the bad temper, even the drug habit. After a boy with a violent history with Charlotte is murdered, however, the two find themselves framed for the crime. Looks like a new generation of Watson and Holmes will have to team up to solve the case.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue