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Girl in disguise

Author: Greer Macallister
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017. ©2017
Series: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"Electrifying ... a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride."--Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country. With no money and no  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Biographical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Kate Warne; Kate Warne
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greer Macallister
ISBN: 9781410497833 1410497836
OCLC Number: 964504594
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Description: 463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Responsibility: Greer Macallister.

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"Electrifying ... a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride."--Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country. With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin--unless that widow has a knack for manipulation and an unusually quick mind. In a bold move that no other woman has tried, Kate convinces the legendary Allan Pinkerton to hire her as a detective. Battling criminals and coworkers alike, Kate immerses herself in the dangerous life of an operative, winning the right to tackle some of the agency's toughest investigations. But is the woman she's becoming--capable of any and all lies, swapping identities like dresses--the true Kate? Or has the real disguise been the good girl she always thought she was? "

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Intriguing novel!

by TheAvidReader (WorldCat user published 2017-03-20) Very Good Permalink

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister is based on the real life of the first female Pinkerton agent, Kate Warne.  It is 1856 in Chicago, Illinois and Kate Warne needs a job.  She is a widow with little in the way of funds.  In response...
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