Jewel of the Thames: a Portia Adams Adventure #2020

Jewel of the Thames: a Portia Adams Adventure By Angela Misri SydneySmith Jewel of the Thames a Portia Adams Adventure There s a new detective at Baker StreetSet against the background of s England Jewel of the Thames introduces Portia Adams a budding detective with an interesting and somewhat mysterious her
  • Title: Jewel of the Thames: a Portia Adams Adventure
  • Author: Angela Misri SydneySmith
  • ISBN: 9781927746516
  • Page: 259
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  • Jewel of the Thames: a Portia Adams Adventure By Angela Misri SydneySmith There s a new detective at 221 Baker StreetSet 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 puThere s a new detective at 221 Baker StreetSet 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 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 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.E Everyone over ten Content is suitable for everyone but may contain mild violence and language and minimal suggestive themes.
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    1. Angela Misri SydneySmith

      Angela Misri is a Toronto author who writes detective fiction inspired by her birth country, Great Britain The first book in her YA detective series is called Jewel of the Thames and follows her detective Portia Adams through her first three cases as she immigrates from 1930s Toronto to the bustling streets of London The next two books in the series are called Thrice Burned and No Matter How Improbable Misri has a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and has spent most of her career at the CBC in Toronto making CBC Radio extraterrestrial through podcasts, live streams and websites.

    999 thoughts on “Jewel of the Thames: a Portia Adams Adventure”

    1. I KNEW IT That is all I will say for now, but I KNEW IT Ha Also, I sincerely hope adventures will come about soon Confession time I m not a huge Sherlockian I m actually rather the opposite I was always in the Hercule Poirot camp of quirky male detectives that most people find obnoxious BBC s show and Benedict Cumberbatch s cheekbones however convinced me I was being too hard on the fellow When I received an email asking if I d be interested in reviewing Jewel of the Thames as part of Portia s [...]


    2. I love Sherlock Holmes and the entire web of parodies, pastiches and homage that surround him well, except for Elementary, which is dreadful I have especially enjoyed the earlier Mary Russell stories by Laurie King Russell is a brilliant, fiery counterpoint to a much older Holmes in the series.So, I was delighted to discover a new brainy female in the Holmesian web, this time Portia Adams Portia is a young, modern woman with a mysterious connection to Holmes himself She is an observant, introver [...]


    3. 2.5 stars One day I would like to proclaim one of these Sherlock Holmes inspired novels a rousing success because lord knows I m waiting for one myself , but unfortunately it won t be today Jewel of the Thames is an okay read for fans of light detective stories who wouldn t mind the tone of the book skewing young, but despite the great concept it s somewhat let down by the execution it doesn t deliver the fresh spin on the Holmes universe that would make it a intriguing read and lacked any real [...]


    4. Jewel of the Thames is a delightful, surprising, suspenseful and smart adventure with a fierce young woman at its core As Portia Adams journeys from the cultural backwater of Toronto to bustling 1930s London, the centre of culture and her own family history, Misri introduces her readers to a charming detective for a new generation a plucky and open minded observer with a kind heart and a developing analytical mind though, one who takes tea instead of pipe tobacco as she gets to the bottom of a c [...]


    5. Having recently immersed myself in the world of Sherlock Holmes by reading all 56 short stories and four novels in one summer, I ve been reading through other pastiche novels that have been written in tribute to the original series They range from clumsy to excellent, and I m happy to say that Misri s book is definitely on that higher end of the spectrum This is a delightful book that immerses the reader in the world of Sherlock Holmes not the Victorian world of hansom cabs and gaslights where t [...]


    6. My name is Martha Pinney, I am 12 years old and I m sherlocked when summer came around,we had to write book lists I had no idea whatsoever about this new book I am very picky about my reading and mainly only chose science fiction When my mother told me that for our trip to London, I would have to read one British book I instantly turned to any sort of Sherlock book weather it is original or a parody when I was told that a book has already been ordered and is now on the way I could not trust that [...]



    7. March 23rd, 2017 A full review will have to come later But, I ve added the sequel to my to read list, I gave it five stars, and I finished at a time later last night than I should have.I ll leave you to your deductions, as to what I thought of it April 12th, 2017 I have been trying to come up with a proper, full review This hasn t quite happened, and I don t think I ll be able to do one like I wanted.It doesn t hurt that my original one seen below summed up my feeling well I couldn t get enough [...]


    8. I really enjoyed this book It is a solid first book of a new series and a great start as a first novel for this author Misri finds a good balance between paying homage to Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes stories and creating a unique voice and unique characters, or at least unique interpretations of characters I particularly enjoyed the introduction of this new protagonist, Portia Adams, an intelligent young woman with a mind of her own but who is also still willing to listen to the thoughts of oth [...]


    9. 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 221B Baker Street, the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson As she settles into her new home and [...]


    10. That was an incredibly fun read if you are a fan of any Sherlock media or even Nacy Drew So much fun What a gem


    11. If you, like me, are keen for Sherlock Holmes inspired tales and 20th century era YA mysteries, then Jewel of the Thames may be for you Misri has created what I think is an intriguing take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes, bringing promising charm to a beloved and very copied oeuvre As the description notes, our main character Portia Adams comes suddenly into the inheritance of 221 Baker Street the famous dwelling of Holmes and Watson forcing her move from Toronto to London in the 1930s With he [...]


    12. Angela Misri s Jewel of the Thames is a fun YA novel that is neither a dystopia nor a romance Set in the 1930 s, it is a sequel to the Sherlock Holmes stories It is a welcome change.As a sequel, it follows much of its predecessors format While it is a novel, it takes the form of multiple short cases with an overarching story The main character is Portia Adams, a young woman almost in her twenties She is keenly observant with a high interest in solving mysteries.I don t much like mysteries Nor do [...]


    13. First off, love the cover This book was very enjoyable I loved the character of Portia Adams She displayed strength and a warmth of heart The story drew me in immediately and didn t lose my interest once The mysteries were satisfying and the character development was excellent The only negative was that it was over too quickly I m really looking forward to reading Portia Adams adventures If you re looking for a cozy mystery, anything Sherlockian, or just a fun read, don t hesitate


    14. It s a brave thing to take on a figure as well known as Sherlock Holmes and create something new and engaging, but Misri pulls it off There is to Portia than meets the eye and I m looking forward to what she ll get up to next in her continued sleuthing adventures Clever and well conceived, Jewel of the Thames is a must for mystery lovers Full review here.


    15. As a fan of the original books and a bit of a stickler for canon I feel like I shouldn t like Portia Adams Which is of course, stupid But while I can t 100% buy into her connection to Watson Holmes, I loved reading about her and following as she solved the cases I definitely want to read of Portia Constance Adams.


    16. If Sherlock Holmes had to do everything he did in a long skirt and under the duress of gender based discrimination well, let s just say he probably would have turned to drugs rather than put up with all of that Fortunately, Portia Adams is up to the challenge in this first of a three book Sherlockian series A smart, well rounded protagonist who is as likeable as she is intelligent.


    17. This book was beyond fabulous I enjoyed reading it so much and never wanted to put it down, nor did I want it to end It has a good strong female character that I m looking forward to seeing her develop her skills in coming books All the characters are engaging and you want to see where they are going.




    18. This review was originally posted on March 17, 2014 on canlitforlittlecanadianss Take yourself back to London after the turn of the century 19th to 20th, that is , after the death of Queen Victoria and at the beginnings of the city s transformation into a modern city with an underground, electric trams above ground, and a mixture of Gregorian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau stylings And Scotland Yard working against all nature of crime, sometimes with the help of consulting detectives, the [...]


    19. More of a three point five I enjoyed it, but found the writing a little too slow moving in places and jumpy in others The stories were fun, though, and Portia is quite endearing I d read another installment for sure.


    20. Originally published at The Flyleaf ReviewAdmittedly, I m not familiar with the original Sherlock Holmes, nor am I well acquainted with the popular TV adaptations on BBC or CBS I am, however, familiar with Robert Downey Jr s work on the big screen Downey s brilliant interpretation of the eccentric and egotistical detective is the reason an interest in Angela Misri s Jewel of the Thames arose But than this, I anticipated a fresh take on the story As an addition to the extensive Sherlock universe [...]


    21. Generations of fan fiction writers have endeavored to exploit Arthur Conan Doyle s success by inventing adventures for Sherlock Holmes, but with varying effectiveness In Jewel of the Thames, novelist Angela Misri sidesteps fan fiction drawbacks by introducing a brand new Baker Street detective nineteen year old Portia Adams Portia s North American origins travel both sides of the United States Canada border, but now that she has been orphaned, she must make an unexpected move to England, in tow [...]


    22. Finally We have a new detective investigating the YA scene As soon as you read about Portia Adams and the cases she s got to solve, you can t resist to get drawn into her story.Portia Adams makes careful observations and isn t too fast with her verdicts and assumptions When she presents her view on a case and explains her theory, it s with certainty and not only a vague guess She s an incorruptible and bright private eye for her very young age You ll like that about her Holmes and Watson would [...]


    23. I don t normally gravitate towards mystery reads, but Jewel of the Thames has made me quite smitten with all things related to the Sherlockversed tea Following the death of her mother, Portia Adams is uprooted from her rundown Toronto apartment to London into the same exact apartment where Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson used to hang out and solve mysteries This transition is facilitated by Mrs Jones, Portia s mysterious and wealthy guardian As Portia attends college and gets to know the other fri [...]


    24. Review originally posted at thetalescompendium 201You may have noticed recently that there have been a string of books and TV shows that have found a way to keep the Sherlock Holmes stories alive Each has their own merit and takes inspiration from the famous fictional duo that was Holmes and Dr John Watson.Jewel of the Thames is yet another however it focuses not on Holmes and Watson adventures, but that of Watson s granddaughter.It s 1930 and nineteen year old Portia Adams has an astute mind f [...]


    25. Find this and other reviews at Ramblings of a Daydreamer.If you regularly visit my blog, read my reviews, or follow me on social media, you ll know I love all things Sherlock I ll read any book with a Sherlockian premise, and luckily I ve enjoyed all the ones I ve read, including Angela Misri s debut, Jewel of the Thames.What makes Jewel of the Thames so wonderfully different is that it s not a retelling of the original Holmes stories 19 year old Portia discovers she s inherited the famed 221 Ba [...]


    26. Here s a note I ve just written to the publisher of Jewel of the Thames.Hi, I ve enjoyed Jewel of the Thames, though I am way beyond the YA category probably AA, Ancient Adult.However, I was surprised to see an editor being thanked at the end of the book, as there were several flagrant errors that should have been caught.1 Somerville College is in Oxford, which is NOT an hour by tube from Baker Street By train, perhaps, but the tube doesn t run to Oxford.2 It s not St Guy s Hospital, but Guy s H [...]


    27. I have just completed Angela Misri s first book of her Portia Adams Adventure Jewel Of The Thames There s a new detective at 221 Baker Street and she is a young woman I thoroughly enjoyed this book At one point, the book was only half over and the case she was working on was winding up I was wondering what Misri was going to do with only half the book done but what I did not realize, and much to my delight, the story continued on to include two cases for young Portia to solve Within these cases [...]


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