The Body at the Tower, Paperback

The Body at the Tower Paperback

Part of the A Mary Quinn Mystery series

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


At a young age, Mary Quinn is rescued from the gallows and taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls.

The school turns out to be a front for a private detective agency.

At age 17, Mary takes on her first case (A Spy in the House).

In this, the second book of the series, Mary Quinn sets out to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death at St Stephen's Tower, better known as the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.

The accident occurred after hours in a highly public part of town and despite the presence of night watchmen.

Mary, disguised as Mark Quinn, becomes a builder's assistant to find out the truth about the body at the tower.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781406315981



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Mary Quinn is now on another job for the Agency. Posing as a 12-year-old boy labourer she has to try to find out the why and how of a bricklayer falling to his death. Between the pressures of having to pose as a boy, the echoes of her past and the return of James Eason her life is very complicated.Interesting, but the end left me feeling vaguely dissatisfied.

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I enjoyed this second book in the series. It was a fast read and the action kept you interested. This time Mary Quinn dressed as a boy and worked on a building site to help solve a murder.

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Mary Quinn is a daring, plucky heroine in this suspenseful mystery. I was completely unable to put the book down for work, dinner, or sleep. I had to find the next book in the series as soon as I was finished.

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