The Agency: A Spy in the House

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The Agency: A Spy in the House
Written by Y. S. Lee
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 076365289X
ISBN-13: 9780763652890
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The Agency: A Spy in the House

author: Y. S. Lee

series name:
The Agency

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn found herself at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, a 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 evidence that may solve the mystery 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 debuts a detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets - including those of her own past.

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. (Age 12 and up)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $9.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076365289X /  9780763652890
on sale date:
02/2011
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
352 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Family; Historical; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Alternative Family; Europe; Mysteries & Detective Stories;
author’s comments:
Y.S. Lee has a Ph.D. in Victorian literature and culture and says her research inspired her to write Book One of The Agency trilogy. “Women’s choices were grim in those days, even for the clever,” she says. “The Agency is 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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