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A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee
A Spy in the House
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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... show more
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 Scrimshaw’s 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 lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763640675 (0763640670)
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
Series: The Agency (#1)
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
3.0 A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
I don't think I'd have read this if it hadn't been for my local public library's very limited Overdrive e-book holdings. I decided I wanted to read a mystery, and this was one of the few mysteries immediately available for checkout that looked interesting to me. On to the story. At the age of 12, M...
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4.0 The Agency 1: A Spy in the House: Spy in the House No. 1
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Agency 1: A Spy in the House: Spy in the House No. 1
I quite enjoyed this story of a young woman who is investigating smuggling for a secret agency who work from her school. She finds herself entangled with a man who she's not sure she should trust but wants to and where her past comes to haunt her. I enjoyed the read, Mary is a great character and ...
Sesana
Sesana rated it
I like the basic concept of The Agency. A group of female spies in Victorian England! It sounds fabulous. A woman posing as a servant, a governess, for example, or a lady's maid or companion, could overhear and quietly collect a lot of things. So I came in ready to love this series.Unfortunately, Ma...
TG Franklin
TG Franklin rated it
4.0 A Spy in the House
I purchased this book for my mother and ended up intrigued. I enjoyed the Victorian setting, the everyday characters,and the plot. This book reminded me of Karen Hall's Victorians. It's a quick, light read, and the interaction between the characters is fun. Mary is plunky, James is staid and togethe...
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