This description is from Amazon:
The Agency is a colourful, action-packed Victorian detective novel centred around the exploits of 'agent' Mary Quinn. At a young age, Mary is rescued from the gallows by a woman masquerading as a prison warden. She is taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. The school, Mary learns, is a front for a private investigation agency and, at 17, she is taken on as an agent. In her new role she is catapulted into the family home of the Thorolds to investigate the shady business dealings of Mr Thorold.
Where I am right now, I have not seen the action, but I'm hoping for some, and am not that far into the book so, crossing fingers. but even though I'm not that far into the book, I am finding it highly entertaining. The book is written in two person's point of view, Mary's and James's. If I had to choose one point of view I'd choose James's POV. He is a very interesting character, I really like him. Mary was a little dull at first, but she is starting to show her true colors. Notice that I'm only in page 57, so a lot of things may change. Still is a great beginning, and I think you guys should give it a try. Full review will be posted sometime this week.
Also it is an UK book, which has me jumping up and down with joy.
PS; I applied to Florida State University, wish me luck.