The Agency: Book Four
“Intrigue, romance and the rich details of Victorian life are the focus in the fourth installment of this mystery series featuring a complex female detective… deeply satisfying as both a mystery and a historical romance.” — Kirkus Reviews
“With pacing con brio and a perpetual sense of fun, Lee evokes the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London and creates, in Mary, a capable heroine prepared for almost anything…” — Sarah Weinman, Barnes & Noble ReviewCandlewick Press, March 2015
Mary Quinn has a lot on her mind. James Easton, her longtime love interest, wants to marry her; despite her feelings, independent-minded Mary hesitates. Meanwhile, the Agency asks Mary 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, an accomplished criminal with a deadly grudge against James. Finally, a Chinese prizefighter has arrived in town, and Mary can’t shake a feeling that he 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?
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