agencyTitle: A Spy in the House

Series: The Agency #1

Author: Y.S. Lee

Publish date: March 9th 2010 by Candlewick

Source: Purchased

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Goodreads summary:

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.


To sum up: I don’t think people talk about this series or this book enough. Please to be reading A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee, kthxbye.

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