The Agency I: A Spy in the House – Contest

If you read my blog, then you’ll know that I love the Victorian Era and that I am always interested in finding new books that are set in that period. So I was very thrilled to find out about the novel The Agency I: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee, which is part of a trilogy. I really hope that I will get the chance to read it in the near future, as it sounds like a great read. Here’s a short summary of the book:

From Goodreads:

This is a colourful, action-packed Victorian detective novel centred around the exploits of ‘agent’ Mary Quinn. At a young age, Mary is rescued from the gallows by a woman masquerading as a prison warden. She is taken to Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. The school, Mary learns, is a front for a private investigation agency and, at 17, she is taken on as an agent. In her new role she is catapulted into the family home of the Thorolds to investigate the shady business dealings of Mr Thorold.

Sounds engaging, right? If you are interested in this book, you have the chance to enter a contest where you can win this book and many other prizes. Just visit the author’s website here and answer the following question: What would you do if you were a spy? Good luck to everyone out there and I hope you will check out Y.S. Lee’s novel!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alice Teh
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 01:55:34

    Thanks for sharing about this book, Andreea!


  2. jo
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 10:33:06

    A victorian private detective agency! What an interesting idea. Sounds worth a look at least.


    • Andreea
      Mar 09, 2010 @ 10:34:59

      Yes, it’s indeed an interesting idea. I can’t wait to read the book. I just love the Victorian Era!


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