Interview with CBC’s Shelagh Rogers

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/full-episode-jan-23-2021-1.5881251/angela-misri-s-the-detective-and-the-spy-features-a-budding-detective-who-s-related-to-sherlock-holmes-1.5881258

I was fortunate to knock something off my author’s bucket list this week, getting to spend air time with one of my favourite radio hosts in the world: Ms. Shelagh Rogers of The Next Chapter.

You can listen to my little interview here: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/full-episode-jan-23-2021-1.5881251

Review in The Globe and Mail

Awesome news to report – Margaret Cannon reviewed The Detective and the Spy in the Globe and Mail this week! CHECK IT OUT: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-no-shortage-of-thrillers-to-whisk-you-away-this-holiday-season/

This is a screencap of the page that includes the review! https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-no-shortage-of-thrillers-to-whisk-you-away-this-holiday-season/

 

The Booth Maps

Back when I was first researching Jewel of the Thames (almost a decade ago now!) I would visit the reference library in Toronto to find books on the Booth maps.  Charles Booth’s maps are part of his Inquiry into the Life and Labour of the People in London (1886-1903) series and are SO awesome for visualising London as it existed for Holmes and Watson. At today’s Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium, one of my favourite pastiche authors, Bonnie MacBird, pointed out that the Booth Maps have been reinterpreted into an online form! A fantastic resource I had to share as soon I learned they were available digitally:

Booth Maps screencap of LSE's website

Researching Book 5

Despite Book 4 in the Portia Adams Adventures being delayed in its release (till the fall, pandemic-allowing) you can still pre-order it right now.

And because I know how Book 5 ends and no one else does yet (sorry!) I find myself in the research stages of Book 5. What I can reveal is that Portia comes back to Canada in this book, accompanied by Annie, Bryan and of course, Nerissa.

Right now I’m reading Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life and I have to tell you, prime minister Mackenzie King is WAY more interesting than my 8th grade Social Studies teacher made him out to be.

Any other books about the late 1930s in Canadian history you would suggest to help me with my research?

Cover Reveal: The Detective and the Spy

smoky-spyLook at this gorgeous cover for the latest Portia Adams Adventure (thanks to the fine folks at Cormorant!)

In case you’re wondering why it looks so different from the first three books it’s because we’ve graduated to the adult leagues. Portia is 25 in this book, so she’s no longer a young adult.

I’m really excited about this transition, and I hope all my fans will come with Portia and me on this new adventure!

You can pre-order The Detective and the Spy from Amazon or Indigo anytime, but it will hit bookshelves in April.

 

Panel 1 of the Graphic Novel

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I think most of you know that I’m working on a graphic novel version of Jewel of the Thames, and this is the first panel, created in Photoshop (thought I’d stick to my forte ; )

What do you think?

Book Cover reveal!

PrintPRE-ORDER HERE!

I can finally share this gorgeous cover of book 3 in the Portia Adams Adventures created by the super-talented Emma Dolan!

Isn’t it lovely?

As promised, it’s purple, so I’m hunting for a pretty purple dress for my next event (if you didn’t know, one of my treats to myself is a dress that matches my book covers).

Give Emma some love in the comments please, and you can find all her great work on her website here: http://www.emmadolancovers.com