Lee, Y.S. Rivals in the City. [The Agency series]. Candlewick. 2015. $16.99. 293p. 978-0-7636-5914-1. Ages 11-14. P8Q8
Five years after orphaned Mary Quinn was saved from a death sentence by a pair of female private detectives in 1855, the 17-year-old, trained in detection, is on her own, but one of the her old mentors asks her to take one last case. Working with her fiancé and partner in a detective agency, she must find the estranged criminal wife of a convicted fraudster dying in an English prison. The fourth in the series brings the same excitement and historical detail of the first three as well as some information about Mary’s past as she investigates her father. Fast-paced and fun.
September 2015 review by Nel Ward.