A Spy in the House

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A Spy in the House

The Agency Mysteries, #1

Set in Victorian London this captivating new series features a young woman, Mary Quinn, who is saved from the gallows when she is just twelve years old and becomes a member of a secret woman’s detective agency.

How Mary found herself in such dire circumstances and then how she was able to reverse her situation to become a rather accomplished young woman is explained in the opening pages of this adventure. One she has undergone the necessary training Mary is sent out on her first assignment which involves infiltrating a wealthy family to ascertain whether or not the father is stealing Indian artifacts and transporting them to England.

Along the way Mary will discover she is not the only person interested in this family and that will result in some exciting moments as the tale develops.

You’ll want to get in on the “ground floor” of this series which offers plenty of action and surprises because Mary is a thoroughly likeable character and one you’ll want to follow as she hones her investigative skills. Readers twelve and older will enjoy this series as will many adults who enjoy historical suspense stories which don’t feature an excess of violence.

Book Blurb for A Spy in the House

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, orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn found herself at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, the cover for an all-female investigative unit called the Agency. Now seventeen, Mary must put her training to the test. Disguised as a lady’s companion, she infiltrates a merchant’s home in hopes of finding clues to the whereabouts of his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of deceptions, and there is no one to trust. . . . Or is there? Packed with suspense and evoking gritty Victorian backstreets, this breezy mystery marks the debut of a detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 4.00