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Thrice Burned

(Portia Adams Adventures #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  26 reviews
If you play with fire, you could 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 finding that out wasn’t shocking enough, the revelation that Sherlock Holmes is her grandfather has Portia feeling betrayed by her mother who took the secrets of Portia’s lineage to the grave with
Paperback, Collector's Edition, 269 pages
Published March 25th 2015 by Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd (first published March 24th 2015)
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I am so thrilled to have discovered this series. I very much enjoyed the first book, and liked this, book #2 even more. I am looking forward to reading the next one and hope Misri continues to write more.

This episode had some interesting mysteries for Portia to solve; and I liked that there was more than one. I also thought that the addition of Annie as Portia's friend and Brian's (other) love interest added to the book in an intriguing. The addition of Gavin also added to the tension (good and
Kathy Martin
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This episode has Portia working on, and solving, three cases that are baffling the officers at Scotland Yard. These cases include an arson case during which she meets disgraced reporter Annie Coleson. She solves the case even though it puts her in great physical danger and makes a friend in Annie.

Annie convinces her to let her write about Portia's cases while keeping her identity a secret. Portia is torn between her desire to be a lawyer and her desire to be a consulting detective. She's also to
East Gwillimbury
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is the second in the trilogy of a Portia Adams Adventure. I love the style of Angela Misri 's writing. The book is set in London, England during the 1930's. Her two grandparents are Dr. John Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes. So she comes by her deductive reasoning naturally. Each of these books really build the characters. I enjoyed this book very much.
Joe Mahoney
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: friend-s-books
Thrice Burned is the second book in an ongoing series of mysteries featuring the brilliant young consulting detective Portia Adams, who comes by her gifts honestly as the granddaughter of not only the great Sherlock Holmes, but Holmes’ friend and chronicler Watson as well. It is a nifty conceit for a series, and author Angela Misri makes the most of it. Portia Adams is utterly believable as the direct descendent of the iconic detective and his sidekick, inheriting every ounce of Holmes’ gifts fo ...more
This review was originally posted at http://canlitforlittlecanadians.blogs... on March 11, 2015.

The shocking revelation at the conclusion of Jewel of the Thames (Fierce Ink Press, 2014) that her grandparents on her father's side are ex-criminal Irene Adler–currently known as Irene Jones–and Sherlock Holmes may have hit Miss Portia Adams hard but she won't let it distract her from her law studies at Somerville College or from honing her detection skills. She continues her lessons in self-defense
Joanne Cromer
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lazy day

A very good read. The connection between Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson and Irene Adler was told with believability. An interesting subject.
Crystal Anderson
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
A good sequel to the first, with more character development and interesting cases. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Michelle (FabBookReviews)

ARC courtesy of Fierce Ink Press. Thank you!

4.5 stars

I think all readers hope for novels in a series to steadily grow and heighten in story and character as subsequent books follow. While I find that this doesn't happen often enough, I am happy to say that Thrice Burned absolutely shines.

Over the course of this novel we see quite a bit of development in Portia's social life: her meeting of and growing friendship with reporter Annie Coleson; the affectionate interest of a handsome, determined do
MCD Richer
Jun 29, 2017 added it
Shelves: on-shelves
This was a fun book to read. I love anything about Sherlock Holmes and this book added a new dimension.
Brava! Another novel well done! It kept me on my toes and wanting more, and I certainly didn't see some endings coming. I throughly enjoyed it, and look forward to the next one!
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian-ya
It may have been partially because I had to stop reading this book briefly to get another one read, but this book seemed a little slower than the first book in the series. I also think that part of this feeling relates to the fact that even Portia felt this way at certain points, when she wasn't working on interesting cases or when the ones she was on had clues that weren't seeming to add up for quite some time.

That said, there were interesting additions this time around. First, the addition of
Amy Thomas
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Last year, I reviewed the excellent Jewel of the Thames, the first mystery novel by Canadian author Angela Misri. This month, I had the opportunity to read her equally well-crafted sequel Thrice Burned.

Misri's books have, as their protagonist, the immensely engaging Portia Adams, a young Canadian detective with a connection to Holmes and Watson. The mystery aspects and Portia's detection style owe a great deal to Doyle's works, but they are adapted to a slightly later point in time and Portia's
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book, and in my opinion, it does better than the first of the series. I'm thrilled to see that Portia is finally not surrounded solely by men in her day-to-day life; the addition of Annie to the cast was a wonderful choice, and I'd love to see more of their friendship in future books. The mysteries, while still remaining fairly light in terms of depth, are interesting and are definitely puzzles for people to work out. I like the structure of the book, with three individual mysteries ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for period mysteries, so the fun and historically stylish concept of Thrice Burned (and the Portia Adams adventures generally) alone is like catnip to a Holmes-loving, Agatha Christie-adoring reader like me. I was impressed with the first book in the series but thrilled to report Thrice Burned has me raving. It nailed all the crucial 'must-do's for a sequel: the cases themselves are curiosity-piquing puzzles, the character development builds wonderfully as Portia navigates the treac ...more
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book two in this wonderful new series was as fantastic as the first book was. The characters have evolved and become deeper. Portia is a strong female character in a rather male dominated world of her time. We learned more about the main characters. I'm still hoping for a Nancy Drew/Ned Nickerson type relationship between Portia Adams and Brian Dawes. They make a wonderful crime fighting duo. I'm anxiously waiting for the next book to be published. I highly recommend this series for any mystery ...more
Mike Cullingham
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed getting back into the immersive and well researched world of Portia Adams. This time, because the world and characters are established, the cases are free to be more challenging and feel like they have more layers. It's a good thing it's broken up into 3 cases, giving me a natural breaking point; otherwise I'd probably have some explaining to do after staying up all night to read through the whole book.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, mysteries
The introduction of Gavin into Portia's life has certainly made things more interesting for our buttoned up protagonist. It will be very fun to see not only what her next mysteries are, but also how she grows as a character. Brian and Annie beginning to date made her realize that she wants more than just intellectual pursuits. She is really changing from the person she started out as, and I like the development that the author has given her.
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely, 100% adored this follow up to THE JEWEL OF THE THAMES. There's so much to appreciate in Misri's book--the evolution of the character relationships and motivations, the honest feelings expressed and for my part my unparalleled appreciation for how...hmm maturely several character dynamics are handled goes a long way to proving Portia's personality.
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, sherlockiana, ya
A lovely follow-up to the first in the series. It's great to see Portia making some more friends and solving some more cases.
Raven R. (AvalonReadsBooks)
I was hooked, but so so mad!

So she makes a new friend. Wonderful. Then that friend starts dating her crush. Well... FUCK! Then she's starting a new romance with a nice Doctor. Okay, smelling myself a new Watson. But her crush, who is dating someone else isn't happened with this. WTF? AND she's still partially feeling things for her crush.

So she's in a fucking love triangle, sort of, but too oblivious to notice. This is KILLING ME!

Other then that, the mysteries were great. Still no sign of a Mor
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was okay. I liked the first book a lot more than this one. I also liked the layout of the first book better as well. I noticed that this book also switched font from time to time. I don’t if all of the books are like that or mine just came from a bad copier. All I know is that it made the book less enjoyable and more difficult to read. Due to this I had to take off a few stars. If I based it only on the storyline it would have gotten a solid four out of five stars. Portia still is a ba ...more
Portia is still reeling from finding out that her guardian, Mrs. Jones, is actually the infamous Irene Adler and her grandmother. As if finding that out wasn't shocking enough, the revelation that Sherlock Holmes is her grandfather has Portia feeling betrayed by her mother, who took the secrets of Portia's lineage to the grave. As a diversion Portia throws herself into work and continues to consult with Scotland Yard on their hard-to-crack cases. While on the case of an arsonist who's plaguing L ...more
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
It was interesting....felt a bit long but the ending when she ^€#*#£%*^ was sooooo good.

The mysteries were good and unexpected,very entertaining but could have been a bit shorter or maybe a bit more fast paced.

Portia’s love life seems complicated when it shouldn’t be but maybe that’s just me. I just wish she could get with either G or B both seem like good candidates except for B who has A but that’s not a huge obstacle .

Besides that, it was good. 2.5/5
Jul 23, 2015 added it
I so wanted to like this book. I do like the heroine, Portia Adams (and the Shakespeare nerd in me loved the fact that she has a bloodhound/sidekick called Nerissa),but there's still the huge logic problem I pointed out to the author after reading the first book in the series, Jewel of the Thames. Portia is supposedly studying at Somerville College in Oxford, but she lives on Baker Street in London. In the first book, the author had her taking the Tube to Oxford - er, no! In this volume, I don't ...more
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Portia Adams series. Portia, after learning more about her family, has to come to terms with it, form new relationships, and solve cases at the same time. The only problem I had with this book is that the ink was not printed very well so some parts were hard to read. Also, it at times feels disjointed, but it is a mystery book with separate cases and not so much a novel, so it's to be expected. I really recommend these books to anyone who is a fan of mystery, histo ...more
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Angela Misri is an award-winning journalist, author and educator. Her detective series, called The Portia Adams Adventures, is set in the 1930s, and her first middle-grade novel is called Pickles vs the Zombies and was published by Cormorant books in September, 2019. Misri has an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and has worked as a digital journalist for almost 20 years, fir ...more

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