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A Study in Honor

(2018)
(The first book in the Janet Watson Chronicles series)
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Set in a near future Washington, D.C., a clever, incisive, and fresh feminist twist on a classic literary icon - Sherlock Holmes - in which Dr. Janet Watson and covert agent Sara Holmes will use espionage, advanced technology, and the power of deduction to unmask a murderer targeting Civil War veterans.

Dr. Janet Watson knows firsthand the horrifying cost of a divided nation. While treating broken soldiers on the battlefields of the New Civil War, a sniper's bullet shattered her arm and ended her career. Honorably discharged and struggling with the semi-functional mechanical arm that replaced the limb she lost, she returns to the nation's capital, a bleak, edgy city in the throes of a fraught presidential election. Homeless and jobless, Watson is uncertain of the future when she meets another black and queer woman, Sara Holmes, a mysterious yet playfully challenging covert agent who offers the doctor a place to stay.

Watson's readjustment to civilian life is complicated by the infuriating antics of her strange new roommate. But the tensions between them dissolve when Watson discovers that soldiers from the New Civil War have begun dying one by one - and that the deaths may be the tip of something far more dangerous, involving the pharmaceutical industry and even the looming election. Joining forces, Watson and Holmes embark on a thrilling investigation to solve the mystery - and secure justice for these fallen soldiers.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A gritty, fast-paced investigation with a memorable and compelling duo of main characters. I can’t wait to see what Janet and Sara get up to next." - Aliette de Bodard

"An entertaining and empathetic dystopian procedural that navigates the capital of an America at war with itself, tracking the path to recovery from personal and national trauma." - Christopher Brown

"A Study in Honor is a fast-moving, diverse science-fictional Holmes and Watson reinterpretation set in near future Washington DC. As a deliciously intersectional makeover of a famous literary duo it’s enormously satisfying. Clean, clear, and vastly enjoyable." - Nicola Griffith


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Title: A Study in Honor: A Novel (The Janet Watson Chronicles)
Author(s): Claire O'Dell
ISBN: 0-06-269930-X / 978-0-06-269930-5 (USA edition)
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Title: A Study in Honor: A Novel (The Janet Watson Chronicles)
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