Agency 1: A Spy in the House, The

Genre: Middle Grade

Agency 1: A Spy in the House, The

Performed by:
Justine Eyre

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, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners—and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust—or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets—including those of her own past.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 8 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Y. S. Lee

Biography:
Y.S. Lee was born in Singapore and raised in Vancouver and Toronto. In 2004, she completed her PhD in Victorian literature and culture. This research, combined with time spent in London, inspired her to begin the Agency series, which now includes A Spy in the House, The Body at the Tower, The Traitor in the Tunnel, and Rivals in the City. She says, “The Agency is a totally unrealistic, completely fictitious antidote to the fate that would otherwise swallow a girl like Mary Quinn.”
Narrator
Justine Eyre

Biography:
An award-winning narrator and classically trained actress, Justine Eyre has lived around the world, from North America to Europe and Asia. Known for weaving a rich tapestry with each book she narrates, her audiobooks are as varied as her television roles, from Mad Men to Two and a Half Men.

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