The Detective's Assistant

The Detective's Assistant

Book - 2015
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In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316403511
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 21 cm


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DPLjosie Mar 21, 2016

An awesome, well-researched historical fiction account of the Pinkerton agency and its detectives as told through the (fictional) eyes of Nell Warne. I loved the story, and appreciated it even more when I learned it was based on the true life account of Kate Warne, detective.

Ms_Gaye Oct 02, 2015

Historical fiction based on America's first female detective, Kate Warne, who worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Believable (and sassy) characters, with dialogue and setting well-matched to the time.
Also try "The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher" by Jessica Lawson


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