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Jewel of the Thames

by Angela Misri, illustrated by Sydney Smith

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published: March 2014
ISBN:9781927746523
publisher: Fierce Ink Press
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There’s a new detective at 221 Baker Street. Set against the background of 1930s England, Jewel of the Thamesintroduces 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 is left puzzling over why she was she left in the guardianship of the extravagant Mrs. Jones? Portia is promptly whisked from Toronto to London by her guardian, where she 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 one involving stolen jewelry, the second one 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.

About the Authors
Angela Misri is the author of the Portia Adams Adventures series and several essays on Sherlock Holmes. As a former CBC Radio digital manager and the Digital Director at The Walrus, Misri is never offline (although she prefers to write long form in notebooks). She plays MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games), speaks several web languages, and owns too many comic books. Misri currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated numerous children’s books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General’s Award, among many other honours, and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. He is also the illustrator of Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, and which won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Prize. Small in the City is the first picture book that Sydney has written as well as illustrated. He lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.

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Age:
14 to 17
Grade:
9 to 12

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