WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women was elated to showcase best selling author, Angela Misri.
This female entrepreneur lived the life of the corporate executive for over 14 years, when one day her passion for writing took over and successfully her leap of faith happened successfully.
“I’m writing a series of books about Portia Adams, a fictional detective who lives in 1930s London. I created her in the summer of 2012. This is where I blog about Portia, detective mysteries, the writing process, research and much more.
The first three books in the series were published by Fierce Ink Press in Canada and are available in bookstores and with the links on the right HERE.
There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street
Nineteen-year-old Portia Adams has always been inquisitive. There’s nothing she likes better than working her way through a mystery. When her mother dies, Portia puzzles over why she was left in the care of the extravagant Mrs. Jones but doesn’t have long to dwell on it before she is promptly whisked from Toronto to London by her new guardian. Once there Portia discovers that she has inherited 221 Baker Street — the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Portia settles into her new home and gets to know her downstairs tenants, including the handsome and charming Brian Dawes. She also finds herself entangled in three cases: the first involving stolen jewelry, the second a sick judge and the final case revolving around a kidnapped child. But the greatest mystery of all is her own. How did she come to inherit this townhouse? And why did her mother keep her heritage from her? Portia has a feeling Mrs. Jones knows more than she is letting on. In fact, she thinks her new guardian may be the biggest clue of all.
Featuring casebook illustrations by Sydney Smith.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre – Summer 2014
“…this book is a beguiling mystery in its own right … Portia Adams is a thoroughly charming protagonist… I look forward to seeing much more from Miss Portia Adams!” – Read the full review here
Thrice Burned: Book Two in the Portia Adams Adventures
Portia is still reeling from finding out that her guardian, Mrs. Jones, is actually the infamous Irene Adler and her grandmother. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Sherlock Holmes is her grandfather, a secret Portia’s mother took to her grave.
As a diversion, Portia throws herself into work and continues to consult with Scotland Yard on their hard-to-crack cases, including a brazen theft that the perpetrator boasted about before it took place, as well as the disappearance of prostitutes. While on the trail of an arsonist she meets Annie, a resourceful reporter. They strike up a friendship and Annie starts to report on “P.C. Adams”, the consulting detective keeping London safe, but she promises to keep Portia’s true identity secret. Neighbor Constable Brian Dawes takes a shine to Annie just as Portia starts to question her own feelings for him. At the same time Portia attracts the attention of Gavin Whitaker, a medical student and her intellectual equal. He may just be the distraction she needs.
As the press starts to show an interest in P.C. Adams, an impostor comes forward, and Portia must choose between remaining anonymous and letting the world know the truth.
All books are available for purchase HERE.
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