A Spy in the House (The Agency Series #1)

A Spy in the House (The Agency Series #1)

by Y. S. Lee

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Overview

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn found herself at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, the cover for an all-female investigative unit called the Agency. Now seventeen, Mary must put her training to the test. Disguised as a lady’s companion, she infiltrates a merchant’s home in hopes of finding clues to the whereabouts of his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of deceptions, and there is no one to trust. . . . Or is there? Packed with suspense and evoking gritty Victorian backstreets, this breezy mystery marks the debut of a detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763687489
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Series: The Agency Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 46,447
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Y. S. Lee has a PhD in Victorian literature and culture and says her research inspired her to write A SPY IN THE HOUSE, "a totally unrealistic, completely fictitious antidote to the fate that would otherwise swallow a girl like Mary Quinn." Y. S. Lee lives in Ontario, Canada.

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