- ISBN: 9780763640675
- ISBN: 0763640670
- ISBN: 9780763652890 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 076365289X (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 335 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.
|Summary, etc.:||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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A Spy in the House
Y. S. Lee has a PhD in Victorian literature and culture and says her research inspired her to write A SPY IN THE HOUSE, "a totally unrealistic, completely fictitious antidote to the fate that would otherwise swallow a girl like Mary Quinn." Y. S. Lee lives in Ontario, Canada.