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A Question of Holmes

(Charlotte Holmes #4)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  7,402 ratings  ·  1,117 reviews
The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series!

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
ebook, 320 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Emma Giordano
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 Stars! Man, what a conclusion! This finale took me right back to the roots of why I fell in love with this series while still expanding on the characters, the mysteries, and romance. My heart was fluttering the entire time while reading and I'm so satisfied by this final installment.

CW: death, kidnapping

I really enjoyed the mystery of this story. While book 2 and 3 were a bit more dark and intense, this one was a bit more fun-loving and light-hearted (you know, besides the secrets, death, an
chan ☆
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, 2019
thots & prayers needed

i am a little bit broken now that one of my fave series has ended but it's cool cool cool cool cool no doubt. lemme try to put into words what i liked and didn't like.

- charlotte's narration
- the tightness of the mystery (unlike in past books)
- the freaking BANTER

did not like:
- the ending

fr fr, the ending was so open ended and not set in stone and those are the kinds of endings that keep me up at night. i do not want
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
THIS CAN'T BE THE END FOR MY CHILDREN - I NEED MORE!!!! I know the epilogue kind of tied everything up but I'd be SO DOWN for this to evolve into a new adult series.

Ugh, this book was SUCH a treat! I loved that Charlotte narrated 99% of it. Watching her navigate her relationship with Jamie was PRECIOUS. My heart was about to burst most of the time. The mystery could've been more twisty, but I felt like it being simple gave me time to focus on my children. At first, the ending made had me like !
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
“once, i had loved her so much it was like a needle through my heart. maybe i still did. somehow, though, it seemed beside the point.”

oh my, one of my favorite series has essentially come to an end. as much as i wanted to drag out that fact, i managed to read this book in only two sittings when i hadn’t finished a book in two weeks due to exams.

i loved the plot point with the hamlet play, as i’m currently reading that one and had to put together a presentation for school about it just last wee
♛ may
i'm just going to ignore the fact that this series is over and i won't be getting anymore jamie/charlotte content bc that would make me ridiculously sad and it's not sad hour yet

- this book was brilliant
- being from the pov of charlotte made it so enjoyable for me
- it offered this new look and i absolutely loved observing the world from her eyes
- there's a line where jamie's sad and i actually started crying, that's how emotionally
Jeff Zentner
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite series. Every book is more brilliant than the one that preceded it. Charlotte Holmes is one of the best characters in all of YA.
Trina (Between Chapters)
Definitely my favorite mystery of the series because of how it was removed from the main characters' personal lives. BUT, I'm so disappointed that these books didn't make me geek out like they do most other people! :( Maybe that's because I'm not a Sherlock pro. The characters definitely make it worth a read though. And the audiobooks have great narration. ...more
✨    jami   ✨
Honestly, I kinda expected more from the end of this series? The ending wrapped up WAY too quickly. But I loved the dark academia and SHAKESPEARE MURDER (best trope). Jamie and Charlotte own my entire heart I LOVE THEM TOGETHER

Review to come!
Shaun Hutchinson
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I hate that this was the last book in this wonderful series, but what a brilliant and beautiful last book it was. It was everything I wanted and more. A fitting end to the best reimagining of Sherlock Holmes I've had the pleasure of reading. ...more
--19 Feb 2021
Yeah this is still my least favorite of the series? Like the first three felt like (almost) a complete arc and this was just,, tacked on kinda? The mystery was simultaneously the most clear-cut of all of them and the most lackluster (and not just because of the smaller scale).

Jamie and Charlotte are... very intense and like I knew this and I love them for it and I love complicated and all-consuming and messy character relationships. I will say that while it was interesting to have t
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
*4.5 stars*

This was honestly almost everything I could have hoped for in the conclusion to this series. This was a full five stars for me until near the end, when the plot took a couple weird turns, but overall I enjoyed every second of reading this and, like. MY HEART, y’all.
Mar 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Since when is there a book four?? This was always trilogy as far as I knew. Not that I’m complaining - I love this series and I’m SO HAPPY at the prospect of more adventures with these two. I guess we’ll see...
Faith Simon
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my favourite book in the series besides A Study in Charlotte, and it's definitely a worthy conclusion to the series.
Having given it a few days of thought after I finished it, I decided that I enjoyed the way it ended. At first, I found myself disappointed, I wanted a happy ending, I wanted everything to conclude in a sweet little wrapped package with a bow on top for good measure. But, I feel the ending fits the relationship between Charlotte and Jamie. Happily ever after doesn't fit wi
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
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Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i just sat down and read this book in literally one sitting. it has been so long since i've done that, and i'm sorry that you all have to wait a bit for this book still, but let me tell you, it is everything, EVERYTHING you are hoping for.

It is sweet and surprising and hilarious and tense and intriguing and, at moments, frightening, and the heart of it is so, so, so profoundly beautiful and pure. i am so grateful that bri listening to her heart and gut and mind on this one because this book was
sage elizabeth
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
this should be a 4 stars book but i just love this series too much.
1.) A Study of Charlotte ★★★★★
2.) The Last of August ★★★★
3.) The Casie for Jamie ★★★★★
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CW: PTSD, death, and recurrence of remembering sexual assault and drug use

1. A Study in Charlotte – 4.5/5
2. The Last of August – 4/5
3. The Case for Jamie – 4/5

Honestly, this was a satisfying ending. I do have issues with the book, but, honestly, I think that it couldn’t have ended in any other way.

In my review for The Case for Jamie, I said that I was really getting tired of the same villain happening over and over again in all of the books. So, I wa
Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
more like a 4.5 but OMG jamie and charlotte are EVERYTHING. i loved returning to this duo and it definitely felt like this one returned to the roots of the series and i was so glad for that.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite series! I love the new generations of Holmes and Watson and the cases are always very intriguing and amusing. What a bomb drop in chapter 19 though! Didn’t see that coming at all. Anyways, interesting murder plot in this one and the continuous growth of Charlotte and Jamie in this series is done greatly by the author.

My quick and simple overall: love love this series. Quick reads but so fun and entertaining.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The perfect conclusion to a fantastic series. The writing was brilliant as always, the characters even wittier and unlikably lovable than ever before. I couldn't have asked for a better suited ending for these characters that I love so dearly. I'm immensely grateful I was granted an early bound manuscript. ...more
This was such a nice wrap up to this series! Really enjoyed the narrator of the audiobook, the one thing I didn't liked was that it was from charollotte's pov and not jamie's!(: ...more
Overall Rating : C+

"She isn't a girl", he'd said gently. "She's a bad idea."


Well this was....alright? Okay? Done and Done? To be honest I only read this so I could finish this series, and finish it I did so that's one thing I can cross off my TBR.

I don't know what about this I didn't care for. The writing perhaps? Overabundance of metaphors? Or, most likely, the convoluted and unnecessary plot. I for sure didn't like books 1 and 2 when it was just Jamie's' POV. Charlotte did bring something he n
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
4.5/5 stars

oUCH ok I’m gonna be okay I’ll be fine ok
Please note that this review spoils some events from prior books.

Well I try to complete series even when I dislike them since sometimes the author can pull things together. Cavallaro almost manages to redeem her characters in the fourth book in the Charlotte Holmes series, but for me, I found myself mostly bored about the case that Charlotte and her Watson were doing in this one. Cavallaro mostly focuses on Charlotte and Watson's relationship and we now have Charlotte's POV for the majority of t
Mikayla Kennedy
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
This was EXACTLY what I wanted it to be. By far my favorite of the series.
Davina Herondale
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
decent plot and good character development meets a lackluster conclusion
Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
Spoiler Free! Full review available at Bookmark Your Thoughts.

"I love you. I've never in my life loved anything more."

A Study in Charlotte: ★★★
The Last of August: ★★★
The Case for Jamie: ★★★

And here we are ... the last book in this long yet epic buddy read! So many people seem to love this book. I feel bad saying this ... but it was honestly "meh" to me. I originally had this as a 3 star rating ... but as I began to write my review, I realized I had WAY more "woes" than "pros". If it wasn't
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Question of Holmes was definitely a fitting conclusion to a really great mystery series!
I found myself a lot more invested in the relationship between Jamie and Charlotte than the actual case but I feel like that was how the progression of the series was meant to go.
The ending was satisfying yet realistic for these characters and I really enjoyed this series overall!
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was MUCH better than the 2nd and 3rd book. My favorite in the series, without a doubt.

It has all the charms that made me love A Study in Charlotte, but in this one Charlotte and Jamie’s relationship is BETTER. I just love their dynamic so much. It was as if they were building their friendship from the ground up in the beginning and it feels like a much healthier relationship than what they had before. They went through so much growth and I love that for them <3

Charlotte Holmes... this book
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
i like this book a lot more than the other books in the series and it was fun seeing Jamie and Charlotte in a real relationship. also i loved the ending. :)
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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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“I came at her like a snake.
"I am fully done with other people telling me what to do with my history," I said. "My past made me who I am. There is no way to wipe it clean. I am the evidence. If you look at me and see track marks and too-skinny arms and hands that know how to hold a gun and a brain that is sharper and faster than yours, then that is not my problem. Do you hear me? I have regrets, and I have made mistakes, but I am who I am. I'm done pretending that I've wholly remade myself, that I'm going to ... to hie myself away in some lecture hall for the next four years to make you all comfortable." She was backed up against the door, now, her arms wrapped around herself, and I didn't care. "If you want to stop seeing it, you'll have to stop seeing me, and I am not going to disappear.”
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