Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1)Info from Goodreads.com

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...more 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
If you are into historical fiction, this one is for you! With a woman lead and an interesting plot, it will leave you wanting more. The romantic interests have a bit of bite to them with some great dialogue. She is a fiesty, headstrong, intelligent girl whom I enjoyed being introduced to. I am looking forward to see where the next story will take us.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhhhh, I loved this book! I hope Mary and James have a happy ending =]

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