Portia Adams is a young Canadian woman with the uncanny ability to get herself in trouble with her unique brain. It’s not until she loses her mother to cancer that she discovers her connection with far away Baker Street, and starts her journey to become the greatest consulting detective since Sherlock Holmes.

1. Jewel of the Thames
Portia Constance Adams arrives in London and the first mystery she has to solve is how she inherited the famous townhouse on Baker Street.
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2. A case of darkness
Adjusting to her new life in England, Portia takes on her first real client and nearly loses that case to a criminally clever murderer.
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3. Unfound
An 8-hour train ride to visit her grandmother in Edinburgh becomes tension filled when a child goes missing and Portia’s own insecurities threaten to derail her investigation.
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4. Thrice Burned
Arson comes front and centre in Portia’s latest casebook that starts with fire and ends with friendship.
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5. Box 850
The sleuth takes on the spy in this case of misdirection and the person Portia least expects becomes aware of her true origins.
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6. Truth be told
It was only a matter of time before P.C.Adams became sought-after, but when a photo of a trench-coat wearing man is identified as the Baker street consulting detective, time runs out to tell the truth about who the real sleuth is.
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7. Principessa
When an old friend offers an Italian escape from the limelight, Portia jumps at the chance, but the case of the blackmailing Italian almost evades her as quickly as she escaped the London press.
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8. Settling the Score
A triumphant return from Italy turns to lonely confusion when Portia finds herself deserted by everyone she left behind and forced to find her grandfather through the most desperate of plots.
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9. No Matter How Improbable

The world is turned on its head when someone close to Portia dies and everyone is convinced it is a suicide. Will she be able to keep her heart detached long enough to change their minds and find the true culprit?
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10. Lost and Bound ( testing that title…)

Annie’s father has been tried and convicted of a murder in Toronto and she and Portia race to save him from the gallows.

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11. The Constable’s Case ( testing that title…)

Brian Dawes wakes up in a mine having no memory of how he got there or where ‘here’ actually is.

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12 or 13. Clear as a Bell ( testing that title…)

There’s a bomber in London and Portia is one of their first victims. Without her hearing or the ability to verbally communicate with the world around her, Portia sinks into a depression she may not be able to solve.

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10 thoughts on “Casebooks”

  1. Angie….I’ve been cruising around, familiarizing myself with your site, and am very impressed… I did leave a couple other comments, but this one is the key communication, so I hope you see it relatively soon…
    Most of the queries that occurred to me I was able to answer by looking around, and applying some deductive reasoning… My next question has been answered, I think, but, to make sure, I will ask…. Have any of your casebooks been published yet? If so, can I find one to read and/or buy somewhere?
    If not, I can refer you to another WP blogger who helps people to self-publish, with more than a few authors now selling their books at Amazon, thanks to her…. She has, I believe, four novels of her own now being sold in various venues as well….Let me know if you think she can help you to get it done… that is, if it isn’t already so… and if so, please let me know where they can be found, as i am a true Sherlockian, having read ALL of Sir Arthur’s works… I love Nora Roberts, too, though I do like Irish Born, the trilogy, equally as much as the O’Hurley Born series….

    Thanks for any response I get…. I’m looking forward to consuming, er, reading your casebooks… (Sorry, I eat a book every day, and get hungry a LOT….) 😆 Take care, & Blessed Be….

    1. Hello and welcome Ned! So glad to have you here! Thank you so much for your kind comments (I’m blushing!)
      In answer, no, my casebooks have not been published, but I am currently in negotiations with a publisher (fingers crossed!) so I hope to have an announcement soon. I have actually self-published one of my Sci-fi novels this past summer (under a pseudonym), so I am all prepped to do that with the Portia Adams adventures should this latest negotiation not go the way I really hope it does.

      I promise, as soon as I have a date, you will know it, Sir!

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