Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010 book 106

Y.S. Lee's The Agency: A Spy in the House
It's the 1880s, and a young girl on the verged of being hanged for thievery is instead taken in by a woman who runs a school--and is trained to be a spy. Her first assignment is to act as a lady's companion to a young woman whose father is suspected of being a smuggler--but things are more complicated than they first appear. This reminded me a bit of Laurie King's Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes books--nice historical details, especially regarding women's roles. Apparently it's the first in a series and I'll definitely be reading the next one--I love books about sassy girl spies. A.

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