Angela Misri

Angela Misri is a Toronto-based author who writes detective fiction for young adults inspired by the fictional detectives Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew and Hercule Poirot.  Misri has Master degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and worked at CBC as a journalist. In addition to writing fiction, Misri develops websites, does freelance work and teaches journalism at Ryerson University.
Jewel of the Thames book cover

Fiction

Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure

[Halifax, N.S.]: Fierce Ink Press, 2014.
Portia Adams Adventures, Book 1
PS8626 .I827 J49 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Set against the background of 1930s England, Jewel of the Thames introduces Portia Adams, a budding detective with an interesting — and somewhat mysterious — heritage. 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.

Print

Fiction

No Matter How Improbable: A Portia Adams Adventure

[Halifax, N.S.]: Fierce Ink Press, 2016.
[North Charlston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017.]
Portia Adams Adventures, Book 3
PS8626 .I827 N626 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis

Be careful what you wish for.

A certain amount of celebrity is inevitable when you’re Sherlock Holmes’s granddaughter, especially when you’re also a consulting detective. But for Portia Adams, it’s getting to be a little much. She decides to escape the rabid London press by chasing a case all the way to Italy.

When she gets back, it seems that the media frenzy has finally run its course — but now she’s got bigger things to worry about. Sherlock Holmes is missing, his apartment burned to the ground. Her boyfriend, Gavin Whitaker, is acting strangely and spending too much time with unsavory people. And as if that weren’t enough, her best friend Brian isn’t speaking to her.

Can Portia right all that has happened in her brief absence or will she lose someone she loves to the gray London streets?

Thrice Burned book cover

Fiction

Thrice Burned: A Portia Adams Adventure

[Halifax, N.S.]: Fierce Ink Press, 2015.
[North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017]
Portia Adams Adventures, Book 2
PS8626 .I827 T47 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

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.

Links

Angela Misri personal weblog

Publisher Fierce Ink Press

 

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