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A spy in the house /

by Lee, Ying S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lee. Ying S. Agency: Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 335 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780763640675 (hardcover) :; 0763640670 (hardcover).Title notes: $16.99 3-2010 (db)Subject(s): Women spies -- Fiction | Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction | Household employees -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Teenage girl orphans -- Fiction | Eighteen fifties -- Fiction | Smuggling -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- England -- Fiction | History mystery fiction | Mystery and detective stories | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction | Swindlers and swindling -- Juvenile fiction | Household employees -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Eighteen fifties -- Juvenile fiction | Smuggling -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage girls -- England -- Juvenile fiction | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | Historical fiction | Mystery fictionSummary: Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, 17-year-old orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, where she is trained to be part of an all-female investigative unit called the Agency in order to infiltrate a rich merchant's home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.
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Introducing an exciting new series! Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails feisty heroine Mary Quinn as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.

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"A Mary Quinn mystery"--Jacket.

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, 17-year-old orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, where she is trained to be part of an all-female investigative unit called the Agency in order to infiltrate a rich merchant's home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.

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Saved from a death sentence, Mary becomes a student at a girls' academy that secretly trains covert agents. With her education complete, Mary joins "The Agency," an all-female spy organization, and accepts her first assignment. Though the mystery contains many sub-plots, it manages to still run smoothly. The excellent Victorian-era details add intrigue. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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