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A Question of Holmes

(Charlotte Holmes #4)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  5,407 ratings  ·  876 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.
✨    jamieson   ✨
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.
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 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AAAAH it's over and I'm sad but also? I like the resolution.

I thought the first three books were connected to each other much more than this one was to them; this one felt sort of like a long epilogue? Charlotte coming to terms with herself after everything is over and Lucien Moriarty is finally no longer a direct threat. She's been through so much in her life and it's all gotten more and more intense until it came to a head and then dropped off at the end of The Case for Jamie (which is STILL f
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
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 ★★★★★
Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
This review can also be found on my blog!


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
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
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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.
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!(:
Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 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
Mikayla Kennedy
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Courtney (bookplaces)
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I enjoyed this much more than the last two! The plot and storyline are much more what I expected/wanted from the series after reading book 1. I loved the setting of an Oxford summer program! I was fortunate enough to have been a part of an Oxford summer program and the descriptions and setting felt so spot on and accurate😍 I loved reading this from Charlotte's POV and felt very satisfied with the ending and the epilogue. Overall, this was a wonderful conclusion to the series!
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
Pam (YA Escape)
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the relationship between Holmes and Watson and I did enjoy the book (although the mystery was a bit meh), but I feel slightly dissatisfied with the ending. (view spoiler) ...more
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
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why doesn’t this series get more hype? It was excellent the entire way through, and I loved this ending. It was a little different than I expected, but still really good. I hope this isn’t the end and we get a contemporary/new adult series of a slightly older Charlotte and Jamie. Even though I liked where it left off, I love both of those characters so much and I want more of them. Their relationship is amazing, and the extra romantic elements in this one were so good.

The mystery in this was a
Katelyn Jayne
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book for the reasons that it was told from Charlotte’s point of view. I enjoy her character. The mystery was almost too tidy in that it went on a straight path. (Or it just seemed easy as it was from Charlotte’s perspective).
It was a good way to end the series, but I felt it was a little underwhelming for an 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.”
“After Watson held a pillow so that I could punch it, after he'd cried in the bathroom where he thought I couldn't hear, we put on sweatpants and went down to the twenty-four-hour-off-license and bought as much ice-cream as we could carry.” 2 likes
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