Books in Print


About Sixty: Why every Sherlock Holmes story is the best
Published October 25, 2016 by WildSide Press
Sixty original tales of Sherlock Holmes—which one is the best? In sixty essays, sixty Sherlockians make the case for each of the stories. Their arguments range from the playful to the academic, and are as varied as the authors themselves.

As editor Christopher Redmond says: “What they have written is compelling evidence that any one of the Sherlock Holmes stories can be the best; it’s all a matter of what the reader is looking for.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales range from Victorian horror, to jewel heists, to society scandals. As these authors show, there’s a Sherlock Holmes adventure for every taste.

Angela Misri wrote a defence of ‘A Scandal in Bohemia,’ one of the 60 stories featured in this exciting new anthology.


Courtesy of Emma Dolan

Jewel of the Thames: Book One in the Portia Adams Adventures
Published March 25, 2014 by Fierce Ink Press
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“Even for teens who haven’t yet encountered Doyle’s stories, Portia Adams will prove to be a whip-smart, worthy new heroine.”
–  Quill & Quire

“Classy and clever. Portia Adams is equal parts toughness and charm.” — Tim Wynne-Jones, two-time winner of the Arthur Award from the Crime Writers of Canada

There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street

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.

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.


Thrice Burned: Book Two in the Portia Adams Adventures

Thrice BurnedPublished March 28, 2015
Fierce Ink Press
Available from Chapters, Amazon

If you play with fire, you might get burned.

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.


PrintNo Matter how Improbable: Book Three in the Portia Adams Adventures

Published March 25, 2016
Fierce Ink Press
Available from ChaptersAmazon

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?

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    • Ah. Good question. My agent is trying to sell it to a U.S. publisher as I type. So until it is sold, it’s not available in the States except through me. I can send you a signed paperback copy or a mobi or ePub if you can’t wait… just email me and we’ll arrange it.

  4. Hello! Jewel of the Thames is my daughter’s favorite book of all time (she is an avid reader). I live in the US and was trying to order the second book and perhaps order a copy of the first with a signature for her birthday.Can you advise if that is possible and how to proceed?
    Thanks so much for your help – Happy New Year!
    Bethany McGarry

  5. hello! being very intrigued by the books, i just had a little browse and only the first one seems to be available in europe. is there any plan on having the second one published ‘on the other side of the atlantic’ as well? also, as the germans are quite thrilleresque … any plans for having it translated? (obviously there needs to be an interest from a publishing house first, right?)
    in the meantime, happy new year (even though the loss of alan rickman and david bowie have made it so far artistically mournful…),
    björn drori avraham

    • Oh we are trying my friend! My agent is hard at work trying to find a UK publisher right now (with the hopes we’ll get more of Europe through them). In terms of translation, you are totally right, it’s about a publisher with the interest to do so. If you know anyone ….
      And yes, happy new year!

  6. I recently finished reading “Jewel of the Thames”, which was recommended to me by a good friend. I really liked it and would like to read the books following it but I can’t seem to find them here in the US. Do you know if those books are going to be available here at some time, or is there some way I can get them? Thanks!

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  8. I was wondering if there’s gonna be a 4th book or beyond. I really love this series and I’ve only just finished book 2 but it’s so interesting and I wanna know if there’s going to be more books after the third. I’ll be so happy if you’re planning to do so and please maybe let me know when it’ll come out 🙂

    • Thanks so much Dana, I’m so appreciative of the support! I’m halfway through writing book 4, but my lovely Canadian publisher, Fierce Ink Books, has just announced they’re closing down shop. So, I’m shopping for a new publisher. So short answer is ‘Yes, hopefully!’ I’ll keep you updated on the blog.

      • I can’t wait and thanks so much!! I really hope you find a publisher so I can find the next one in chapters or indigo really soon.

  9. Is there a place where I can get a copy of the eBook version(s)? I teach 8th grade in the States and taught Sherlock Holmes this year. Always looking for something new to go along with it!

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