Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wish List Wednesday (14)


A Spy in the House by L.S. Lee, 2010, series The Agency.

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.


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.

Why: The reason I want A Spy in the House is because it kind of reminds of a different variation of the Sally Lockhart mysteries, which I just so happen to love. Plus I love mystery/spy books set in the Victorian era.


4 comments:

  1. This was a cute cozy mystery. I think you'll enjoy it!

    ~Alyssa
    Teens Read and Write

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  2. Hmm. That looks good! I don't really go for mystery novels much, but I love historical elements in books.
    P.S I love your blog name!

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  3. Rachel Star: Thamks!

    Alyssa: Good to hear that A Spy in the House was good. ^_^

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  4. Great pick! It sounds like a really good book.

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