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  • 25 of 25 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.

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Montgomery City Public Library F MAC (Text) 31927000011060 Adult Fiction Available -

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General Note:
Includes a reading group guide (pages [303]-306).
Summary, etc.:
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.-- adapted from book review.
Target Audience Note:
810L Lexile
Subject: Warne, Kate, -1868 > Fiction.
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency > Fiction.
Women detectives > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.)
Genre: Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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