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A Spy in the House

Lee, Y. S., 1974- (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Spy in the House


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Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young 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 and, at age seventeen, she infiltrates a rich merchant's home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.
Authors: Lee, Y. S. (Ying S.), 1974-
Statement of Responsibility: Y.S. Lee
Title: A spy in the house
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 335 p. ;,22 cm.
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Report This Dec 21, 2013
  • sax_player22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved it so much if you like spy books this is definitely for you.

Report This Aug 04, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent Victorian YA mystery novel. Mary is a complex and well-drawn character with an history almost as intriguing as the central mystery itself. Happily, Mary is surrounded by supporting characters who are equally interesting and a romantic interest who is lovely. Also quite well done is the evocation of the Victorian period. The novel is full of small but accurate details and set during the Great Stink in London, which adds a rich texture to the background of the narrative. A fun mystery that I race through, I’ll be picking up the next two books in the trilogy very soon.

Report This Jul 22, 2013
  • happycanuck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The first book of a series. Has intrigue and a good writing style.

I want to read this book its look interesting.

Report This Jun 07, 2013
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great, realistic history that describes the era and a very suspenseful storyline. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. Highly recommended.

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  • mbssmith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a good book, I liked the storyline, but I thought that more description of the setting and what it was like in the Victorian era would have added to the book. A sad ending, but I suppose it had to happen.

Report This Mar 03, 2013
  • shinigami_haru rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was an outstanding book, the very first in "The Agency" mysteries by Y.S Lee. It was thrilling, and, quite frankly, I am very curious to see how Mary Quinn survives her next adventure, as well as her kindling romance with James. Highly recommended.

Oh my, what an excellent read this was! I LOVE Victorian stuff--the more spying, the better--and now I simply must read the others.

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • ForeverLeandraa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I looked at the cover of this book it seemed interesting to me so I choose it. While I read the book I enjoyed it very much and it's really a good book so get the book and read it .

I greatly enjoyed this book and have now requested the next two in the series. I like the theme of redemption throughout the book and also Mary's conflicted emotional responses to the other people around her as well as her quick wits and unusual skills. I will be recommending this!

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Report This Jul 21, 2012
  • Directioner44127 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • ForeverLeandraa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mary is an orphan and a thief. Stealing to survive is all she knows but at 12 years old she gets caught and sent to the gallows. She is rescued moments before her death sentence by a woman who takes her to Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. After 4 years of a proper education for a girl in Victorian London, she learns the Academy for Girls is really just a cover-up for The Agency. A select group of women that work as spies, Being a previous thief, Mary jumps at the opportunity to start her first mission and use her covert skills again. Posing as a companion for a young girl, Mary is thrown into the home and business of a rich merchant. Looking for clues to any illegal activity proves to be dangerous.

Report This Apr 29, 2010
  • SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mary is an orphan and a thief. Stealing to survive is all she knows, but at 12 years old she gets caught and sent to the gallows. She is rescued moments before her death sentence by a woman who takes her to Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. After 4 years of a proper education for a girl in Victorian London, she learns the Academy for Girls is really just a cover-up for The Agency, a select group of women that work as spies. Being a previous thief, Mary jumps at the opportunity to start her first mission and use her covert skills again. Posing as a companion for a young girl, Mary is thrown into the home and business of a rich merchant. Looking for clues to any illegal activity proves to be dangerous, and once she meets James it becomes harder to keep her cover. Can she keep her background a secret? Will everything be exposed before she can safely return to the Agency? What about James, is it even possible for Mary to have a romantic relationship? Join Mary in this Historical adventure that promises to leave you wanting more from this soon to be trilogy. Grades 9-12, 355 pages

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  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

agency , crazy

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