The Agency 2: The Body At the Tower The Agency 2: The Body At the Tower
Book 2 - The Agency Mysteries

The Agency 2: The Body At the Tower

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Publisher Description

Mary’s second adventure as an undercover agent forces her to relive some harrowing childhood experiences as she seeks the identity of a murderer. Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want. As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing —or losing —her identity. Mary’s adventure, which takes place on the building site of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, offers a fictional window into a fascinating historical time and place.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2010
August 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Candlewick Press
SELLER
Candlewick Press, Inc.
SIZE
1.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

cad1992 ,

I’ve just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I’ve all ready purchased books 2 & 3!

You know that a book is good when you think about the characters long after you’ve finished the novel! THE BODY THIEF was just that book!

While it’s quite interesting to read about these 19th C. characters it is also a bit disconcerting to view London AND the characters from this same viewpoint. The women (who are the heroic spies) in this book we see them as very subservient to their male counterparts. It is frustrating to see the lead character Mary, a 16+ish female posing as a 20-year old ladies companion to Angelica. A. is a spoiled, mean, disrespectfully silly, wealthy “lady” that’s about the same age as Mary’s faux-age. Wealth gives you entitlement, just as it does today, and, the wealthy are entitled to be absolute snobs by belittling their lessers.

I always enjoy historical fiction and this is quite well-done. The city of London went through a period where the Thames was a dumping ground for human sewage, garbage and factory run-offs. This was known as “the big stink” because of the pollution in the river. This is the backdrop to Mary on her first spy mission. Along the way she meets a young engineer named James. The two flirt, tease and fight (a lot!) but underlying this tension is a growing affection. Mary cannot tell anyone that she is a spy which gets her into trouble.

I believe if you give this author a chance that you’d enjoy her story.

Mystery Spy girl ,

Very interesting

SO AWESOME !!!!!!!!!😁😍❤️

Ccgwenyth ,

AMAZING!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!

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