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The Case for Jamie

(Charlotte Holmes #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  12,598 ratings  ·  1,609 reviews
The hotly anticipated and explosive third book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series.

It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken.

Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for.

Charlotte is on t
Hardcover, 349 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Emma Giordano
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars! What a fabulous third installment! As someone who struggled with book two, I'm so pleased with The Case for Jaime. Book 4 cannot come soon enough!

CW: mentions of rape and murder, substance abuse, PTSD

The characters in this novel are truly remarkable. Charlotte and Jamie are one of a kind. I believe I have yet to find a set of characters in a young adult contemporary novel that are more well-rounded, developed, and self-aware. It's so refreshing to follow two characters so raw and realis
Oct 18, 2017 marked it as to-read
. . . her Watson
. . . her Watson

cannot forgive her.
*quietly sobs in the corner*
Jeff Zentner
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You guys, the brilliance of this book. Where do I start. Okay. Let’s start with fact that we get a Charlotte Holmes POV for much of the book. Charlotte is one of the most incredible characters ever to appear in YA.

She is genius, hilarious, sardonic, perfectly flawed and vulnerable. I would gladly read another 50 novels with her in them. Jamie is the most perfect best friend and foil for Charlotte.

I really think Brittany Cavallaro is the Tana French of YA. She writes these gripping, intricate plo
Trina (Between Chapters)
I read this so fast I didn't get a chance to mark it as currently reading on here. ...more
˗ˏˋ lia ˎˊ˗
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 05-read-in-2019
“being a woman with a contrary opinion does not render me hysterical.”

these books sadly seem to be deteriorating in how much i’m enjoying them as the series goes on, which truly upsets me. that doesn’t by any means equal that this one is bad, but actually quite the opposite; i just have so much love for these stories and characters that makes me just want them to be as exciting as possible, which surely can’t always be the case.

nevertheless, i just would truly DIE for charlotte and jamie. it’s
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love love this series! I started it because of I am a fan of any retake on Holmes and Watson and within the end of the first book I bought the second and waited impatiently for this third book! I love the characters in this series. Even the villains are amusing. I cannot wait for more books in this series!!!!!

My quick and simple overall: so much fun to read about the characters. Plot was once again really good!
♛ may
this book was probably my least favourite from the series, i write this with tears in my eyes from betraying my love jamie

okay but for real WHY THE HECK WAS CHARLOTTE AND JAMIE SEPARATED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THIS BOOK??? like theyre sherlock and watson THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO BREATHE, this was truly saddening

but also, the chapters that they were together were so bloody good and fjdlkajflka their friendship/relationship/detectiveship is just written so well and realistic. they screw up and get ups
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I just love Jamie and Charlotte so much. I love the complexity of these characters and their relationship. I didn't like this installment as much as the second book but I still absolutely loved it. I liked a lot of the relationship conflict in this book, but I thought the mystery wasn't as exciting (that's not to say that it isn't good; I still had a great time reading). I'm beyond excited that there's going to be a fourth book. I need more of this in my life. Ugh, I just love it so much. PLS RE ...more
✨    jami   ✨
“I felt it. Felt everything. I knew I wanted to erase myself from the top down, like a drawing, and that still I wanted someone to touch my edges and tell me that they loved me despite them.”

- complicated relationships: I love the relationships in this series, all of them are really messy and complex and I think that it makes them all so interesting. Jamie/Charlotte obviously have a messy dynamic, but I also love the relationship between Milo and Charlotte, and Leander and James a lot.
chan ☆
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, 2018
"also, please don't use Reichenbach as a verb. xxxx"

SHIT FUCK DAMN. this was something else. really. like the plot was pretty shit but there was something else to it that had me CHOKING. let's discuss:

1. jamie & charlotte are obviously the reason i read these books and they were at their best level of angst. it wasn't that much of "will they won't they" so much as "let's desperately try to find a way to make this work even though we're not saying we love each other it's so obviously clear" and a
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
All these mystery books are the reason why I have trust issues.
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book, e-books
This series is seriously taking a deep sea dive in regards of my reading taste.

The positive:
- Because Charlotte and Jamie BARELY spend any actual real time together in this book there was a lot less of the unnecessary and honestly badly written "sexual" tension (aka Jamie staring/thinking/dreaming of Charlotte in "romantically" ways and apparent interest that is both creepy and honestly... what?? Why?) so that was okay.

- It wasn't 500 pages long so it was over pretty fast.

the negative AKA a l
Shaun Hutchinson
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, I LOVED this whole series, and if this is the end, I can deal with that, but I would totally love more.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I should have skipped this, but I was hoping that maybe, just maybe Cavallaro could pivot this series. With talk of a fourth book coming out I wanted something interesting out there in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Instead this Young Adult pastiche in the world of Sherlock Holmes is lacking across the board. We somehow have no development of Charlotte and Jamie, there are no real deductions to be made, we still have Charlotte and Jamie in a toxic friendship and we get to s ...more
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
I just love this series so dearly. Jamie is a top hero for me, and the stories just draw me in in the most addictive way. I still haven't gotten that 5 star feel for me yet...and I have hope that the final book might give me that, but either way this series is a strong win for me and just what the doctor ordered.

Still could use more of that peril, though lol. Sorry not sorry.

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Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't know how I can live without this series now that it's over.

sage (semi-hiatus)
my favorite out of the whole series
1.) A Study of Charlotte ★★★★★
2.) The Last of August ★★★★
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
dear all my goodreads friends and followers: READ THIS SERIES PLEASE. i just want somebody to talk about it with because i am trash for these characters. the ending was very fluff but very good & i can't wait for book 4!

rowanthorn ✨
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 STARS!

I am super happy to give this book 5 stars, especially after the not-so-great second book. But the final book in the Charlotte Holmes series completely lived up to the high expectations put in place by book one.


All the qualms I had with the second book (confusing writing, confusing plot, confusing choices made by characters) were completely cleared up. The writing was tight and fast-paced once more, and the storyline was intricate and full of twists without being confusing in the sli
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay, first of all I loved that we got way more of Charlotte's point of view in this book. Usually it's been 1 or 2 chapters, but this was about half and I enjoy seeing into her mind. Charlotte is so smart and her deductions are fascinating, but she also struggles with relationships and has been through some trauma so she sometimes spirals and needs outside help. She and Jamie haven't seen each other for a year at the start of this, since what happened with August. I got a bit confused with the ...more
Lea (drumsofautumn)
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
“But also I miss you so much that sometimes I feel like I can't breathe.”

Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
Both Charlotte and Jamie are dealing with the actions of the Holmes' family from The Last of August. They haven't seen each other for over a year and are both struggling to put the past behind them. Jamie can't help but compare his new girlfriend to Charlotte and Charlotte desperately misses her only friend. Seeing them as separate people was a new experience and I think they really needed the time to heal. But they must be reunited since Lucien Moriarty is out to get the Holmes's. And the best ...more
Overall Rating : C+

It's an interesting series and I'll never truly hate anything that's about Sherlock Holmes in any way but the writing was not pulling me in at all(especially Jamie's chapters - he's pretty high mighty with his emotions). And the fact that I'm not at all scrambling to get to the final book shows my true feelings.

The "will they won't they" was very frustrating to read and probably part of my problem in getting into it. Any type of Watson and Holmes duo should be seen as great fr
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a bit different from the others in the series so far as it didn’t really have a main mystery to be solved but I still really liked it! The ever-changing relationship between Holmes and Watson is always an interesting dynamic and I love how things ended up in this one.
I love how Cavallaro uses multiple plot lines that converge into one. The pacing was really well done and I liked some of the expansion of characters that we got in this story. I’m really interested to see where thing
Melissa Rose
Having been considerably let down by the previous Charlotte Holmes book, The Last of August, I felt that I should hop right into the third installment, The Case For Jamie, and see how I got on.

Now that I have completed the audiobook, I can safely say that this book was competent; An improvement over the second novel, but didn't nearly reach the level of excitement of the first.

Personally, I felt that it was the alternating narrators that kept this book from reaching its full potential for me; it
Z - literaryeffect
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
The plot here didn’t feel as all over the place as the 2nd book but it's still not that interesting? This is obviously the aftermath of the last few things that happened in the previous book but Charlotte and Jamie have been apart for a year so more than half of the book is actually them apart (which tbh, they needed bc after all that happened in the prev book? Get some therapy, please, Charlotte and Jamie).

I did love the epilogue here and how the story wrapped up. I hope the next book is just
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A really good third book, I dont think the book series felt complete so hopefully the forth book isn't just a novella. ...more
Apr 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
that was very well written emotional damage. such damage.

i reread the epilogue because i missed the characters -

“but, also, i miss you so much that sometimes i feel like i can’t breathe.”
“i miss you like breathing”
“you’re the home (holme??) i never knew i had”

i wish i had a jamie watson 🥲🥲
i don't know what it was about this book, but i found it significantly more enjoyable than the first two.

but that may have been because of the epilogue, which i found very adorable.

i am not surprised by the addition of charlotte's POV in this book. most of the time, when it was not current events, it was her past, as if to somehow justify the character from books one and two. i found that i don't care, which might make me a bad person? but truthfully.

truhfully, i never liked either her or jamie
Courtney (bookplaces)
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
3.5 Stars - I enjoyed this one much more than book 2! I actually really enjoyed following Jamie and Charlotte separately for much of the book, which enabled them to grow immensely as characters. I especially enjoyed following Charlotte's POV and getting to know her better. I found the plot much easier to follow than in the last book and enjoyed the plot twist at the end. I am VERY excited to read about the adventures of (Charlotte) Holmes and (Jamie) Watson across the pond in book 4! ...more
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Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, including A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, THE LAST OF AUGUST, THE CASE FOR JAMIE, and A QUESTION OF HOLMES. She's also the author of the poetry collections GIRL-KING and UNHISTORICAL (University of Akron) and is the re ...more

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