Nineteen-year-old Portia Adams has always been inquisitive. But when her mother dies, Portia can't figure out why she was left in the care of the extravagant Mrs. Jones. She 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 finds herself entangled in three cases, the first involving stolen jewelry, the second a sick judge and the final case revolving around a missing 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's letting on. In fact, she thinks her new guardian may be the biggest clue of all.
"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.
"Even for teens who haven't yet encountered Doyle's stories, Portia Adams will prove to be a whip-smart, worthy new heroine." - Quill and Quire
"A superbly written debut! Jewel of the Thames is that rare gem: intelligent, well-plotted, populated with real characters you will grow to love - and with a twist ending that will leave readers gasping for the next installment in the case files of Portia Adams." - CB FORREST, author of The Devil's Dust and two-time Arthur Ellis Award nominee.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
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