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Introducing an exciting new series! 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, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaws Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a ladys companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchants home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

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Packed with action and suspense and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets--including those of her own past.

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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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islandwahinee, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by islandwahinee)
As someone who is always looking for a good mystery, this book was a surprisingly excellent find. Reading this book is just a lot of fun! Mary is a wonderfully feisty lead, and you'll grow to love her as you try to figure out who the real culprit is. You'll want to have the next book on hand so you can start it as soon as you finish with the first!
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Lieder Madchen, April 26, 2011 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
This book is improbable and unrealistic, but highly entertaining. I loved the character interactions between Mary and her partner/rival James Easton. They are constantly bickering even as you can tell they are growing closer. The story has some fun twists and turns that end in a way that leaves you eager for more. I wouldn't say that this is exactly great literature, but it sure is a lot of fun.
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ISBN:
9780763652890
Author:
Lee, Y
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Lee, Y. S.
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
mystery;historical fiction;young adult;ya;fiction;historical;london;victorian;england;spy;romance;victorian england;orphans;crime;victorian london;detective;19th century;historical mystery;teen;canadian author;adventure;female detective;orphan
Subject:
mystery;historical fiction;young adult;ya;fiction;historical;london;victorian;england;spy;romance;victorian england;orphans;crime;victorian london;detective;19th century;historical mystery;teen;canadian author;adventure;female detective;orphan
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Agency
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.6 x .96 in .695 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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