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Young Adult Fiction Historical

The Agency: A Spy in the House

by (author) Y.S. Lee

Publisher
Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Category
Historical, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Diversity & Multicultural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780763687489
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

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, orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn found herself at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, the 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 clues to the whereabouts 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 marks the debut of a detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

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