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A spy in the house

Author: Y S Lee
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Young adult fiction
Historical mystery novels
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Detective and mystery stories
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Y S Lee
ISBN: 9780763640675 0763640670 9780763652890 076365289X
OCLC Number: 430839049
Target Audience: 680; Young Adult.
Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Y.S. Lee.

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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.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-06-10) Excellent Permalink

Mary Quinn nearly died on the gallows, but fate had plans for her. At age 17 she is teaching at the Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, but unknown to many it is a front for her work in the Agency (a secret women's detective agency). Mary goes undercover pretending to be a lady's companion to discover...
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