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Girl in disguise

Author: Greer Macallister
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Widowed and in need of a job, Kate Warne convinces Allan Pinkerton that a female detective can go places and do things a male detective cannot. Once hired, Kate becomes skilled at lock picking and surveillance, but she is best in disguise--as a prostitute, rich matron, spinster, clerk, Southern belle--an expert liar, playing a role. She investigates burglaries, bank robberies, embezzlement, counterfeiting,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Kate Warne; Kate Warne; Kate Warne
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greer Macallister
ISBN: 9781492635222 1492635227
OCLC Number: 946142279
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Greer Macallister.

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Widowed and in need of a job, Kate Warne convinces Allan Pinkerton that a female detective can go places and do things a male detective cannot. Once hired, Kate becomes skilled at lock picking and surveillance, but she is best in disguise--as a prostitute, rich matron, spinster, clerk, Southern belle--an expert liar, playing a role. She investigates burglaries, bank robberies, embezzlement, counterfeiting, blackmail, and murder. Eventually earning the respect of her fellow detectives, Kate comes up with an ingenious plan to protect President Lincoln from a Southern assassination plot. During the Civil War, she must fight against a formidable adversary--notorious Southern spy Mrs. Rose Greenhow. Well-told and loaded with suspense and action, this historical novel about Kate Warne, the first female detective in 1850s Chicago, is superb.--

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