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The Agency: Rivals in the City

By Y. S. Lee

In her fourth adventure, available in paperback for the first time, Mary Quinn no longer has the Agency to support her — just James Easton.

Though Mary has officially left the Agency, her former superiors have asked her to take on a dangerous case: convicted fraudster Henry Thorold is dying in prison, and Mary must watch for the return of his estranged wife, herself a notorious criminal with a potentially deadly grudge against James Easton, who wants to wed Mary. And Mary can't shake the feeling that a Chinese prizefighter newly arrived in town is somehow familiar. With the stakes higher than ever, can Mary balance family secrets, conflicting loyalties, and professional expertise to bring a criminal to justice and find her own happiness?

  • The fourth book about Victorian lady-sleuth Mary Quinn - now in paperback with a bold, mystery-focused new cover as we relaunch this dynamic series.
  • In an era of We Need Diverse Books, The Agency series has a strong, daring, and whip-smart woman of colour as its hero and deals with themes of family secrets, heritage, and identity.
  • Perfect for mystery readers of all ages, especially fans of Libba Bray's books or Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart series and graduates of Nancy Drew .

About the author

Y.S. Lee has a Ph.D. in Victorian literature and culture and says her research inspired her to write Book One of The Agency trilogy. "Women's choices were grim in those days, even for the clever," she says. "The Agency is 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.

ISBN: 9780763687496
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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