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.


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

    Teens Read and Write

  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!

  3. Rachel Star: Thamks!

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

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


I read, and am working on replying, to all the comments y'all leave. All comments are moderated by me, so, if you don't see it automatically that's why.
Psst, there is no "Word Verification" on the comments. =)

Keep on being awesome!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin