The Agency: The Body at the Tower

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The Agency: The Body at the Tower
Written by Y. S. Lee
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763649686
ISBN-13: 9780763649685
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The Agency: The Body at the Tower

author: Y. S. Lee

series name:
The Agency
Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the allfemale detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want. As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing --or losing --her identity. Mary’s adventure, which takes place on the building site of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, offers a fictional window into a fascinating historical time and place.
Mary’s second adventure as an undercover agent forces her to relive some harrowing childhood experiences as she seeks the identity of a murderer. (Ages 12 and up)
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pub date:
Fiction - Historical / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
352 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Mystery & Detective; Juvenile Fiction; Historical; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Europe; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Y. S. Lee was born in Singapore but brought up in Canada. She also lived briefly in the UK. An academic with a Ph.D. in Victorian literature and culture, she wrote Masculinity and the English Working Class in Victorian Autobiography and Fiction. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
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