The Agency for Scandal
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“The Agency for Scandal is glorious! Clever, funny, charming, and achingly romantic, it is a delight from start to finish. Laura Wood always writes about love and friendship with a deft hand, and this is her best work yet” Katherine Webber, author of Twin CrownsAn all-female detective agency righting wrongs at the end of the nineteenth century; infiltrating a scandalous upper class world straight out of Bridgerton and using their wit and bravery to unmask a villain. Eighteen-year-old Isobel Stanhope is keeping a lot of secrets. There’s the fact that she’s head over heels in love with a Duke who doesn’t know she exists; there’s the fact that her family is penniless but nobody in society knows about it; and then there’s her job at the Aviary, an investigative agency run by women that specializes in digging up scandal on powerful men.When Izzy finds herself pulled into a case that involves gaslighting, blackmail, and missing jewels, as well as the Duke who holds her heart, can she and her friends untangle the web of secrets and lies to uncover the truth and protect the innocent? And when the stakes are so high, what happens when the crush she’s been hiding begins to turn into so much more? ‘Incredibly charming’ Sophie Irwin, author of A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting
- Bridgerton meets Charlie’s Angels – the most romantic, exciting, empowering YA of the year.
- A smart, charming, brilliantly plotted and swooningly romantic story about a collective of bold women changing their world.
Our January 2023 Teen Book of the Month
Our Teen Book of the Month for January is The Agency for Scandal – the brand-new book from the exquisite YA writer that is Laura Wood. It’s the perfect read to curl up with this winter and is perfect for fans of shows like Bridgerton and Enola Homes. It stars an all-female detective agency writing wrongs at the end of the 19th century. They’re infiltrating a scandalous upper-class world that is straight out of Bridgerton, using their wit and bravery to unmask a really terrible villain.
Eighteen-year-old Isobel Stanhope is keeping a lot of secrets. There’s the fact that she’s head over heels in love with the duke who she believes doesn’t know she exists; there’s the fact that her family is penniless, but nobody knows about that; then there’s her job at the Aviary, an investigative agency run by women that specialises in digging up scandal on powerful men. When Izzy finds herself pulled into a case that involves gaslighting, blackmail and missing jewels, as well as the Duke that holds her heart, can she and her friends untangle the web of secrets and lies to uncover the truth and protect the innocent? And when the stakes are so high, what happens when the crush she’s been hiding begins to turn into so much more?
This book is just such a treat. Glorious, sparkling writing, brilliantly plotted mystery, it’s just pure pleasure to read. Not to mention the stunning cover by Mercedes Debellard, and the beautiful spine. This is one not to be missed!
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January 5th, 2023
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