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Mary's second adventure as an undercover agent forces her to relive some harrowing childhood experiences as she seeks the identity of a murderer. Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want. As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing -or losing -her identity. Mary's adventure, which takes place on the building site of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, offers a fictional window into a fascinating historical time and place.

Synopsis:

As a nearly full-fledged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit based in Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn, disguised as a poor apprentice builder, must brave the sinister underworld of Victorian London in order to unmask a murderer.

About the Author

Y. S. Lee was born in Singapore but brought up in Canada. She also lived briefly in the United Kingdom. An academic with a PhD in Victorian literature and culture, she wrote MASCULINITY AND THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS IN VICTORIAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FICTION. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763651985
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Author:
Lee, Ying S.
Author:
Lee, Y. S.
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Europe
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Girls & Women
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - Europe
Publication Date:
October 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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