The Last of August

A BookRiot Pick of the Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte’s beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.

So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.

Editorial Reviews

“Crackling dialogue, well-drawn characters, and complicated relationships…a seamless and sharp renewal of Doyle’s series.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Study in Charlotte

“A thrilling twist on a classic. Readers will be pulled in by both the riveting mystery and Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant heroine with secrets of her own.”

Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

“Cavallaro brings Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuths (or their distant relatives, anyway) into the twenty-first century, casting Holmes as a brilliant young woman and Watson, who narrates, as her admirer and accomplice.”

Publishers Weekly, praise for the series

Author Biography

Brittany Cavallaro is the author of Girl-King and A Study in Charlotte. Individual poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Tin House, Poetry Northwest, and Best New Poets, among others. In 2011, she received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, where she received the Milofsky Prize in Creative Writing. She is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is a PhD candidate.

Reader Biography

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.

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