The Agency: A Spy in the House

Agency1TITLE: The Agency: A Spy in the House


GENRE:  YA |  Historic Fiction | Romance | Mystery

SUBJECT: Adventure | Spies | Victorian | Classes |  Espionage


SETTING(S) :  London, England | 19th Century

MAIN CHARACTERS:  Mary Quinn, Anne Treleaven,  Felicity Frame, Mrs Thorold, George Easton, James Easton, Angelica Thorold, Alfred Quigley, Cass, Michael Gray and Mr. Chen

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.  Via: Good Reads