Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Time Will Come #7

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company, I have decided to start taking part in this meme as it is such a good idea and I just have so many books to get through!

Want to join in?
- Pick a book you have been meaning to read
- Do a post telling people about the book
- Link the post in the linky over on Books For Company
- Visit the other blogs participating!

From Goodreads:
Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

I've had this book in my shelf for ages now, and it sounds really good! I bought the US cover which is the one pictured because I think it it much prettier than the UK cover.Hopefully I'll get around to reading this one soon!


  1. Wow- I'd never heard of this one before but I love the sound of it. I love the idea of kick-ass women in Victorian times! Good choice- hope you enjoy it!

  2. I haven't heard of this one. The cover reminds me of Jane Eyre so, of course, I'm adding it to my TBR.


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