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Girl in disguise

by Macallister, Greer (Author)

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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 bell... Full description

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Summary: 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.
Item Description: Includes a reading group guide (pages [303]-306).
Physical Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781492635222
1492635227
Author Notes: Greer Macallister received a MFA in creative writing at American University. She is a poet, short story writer, and playwright. Her work has appeared in several publications including The North American Review, The Missouri Review, and The Messenger. Her first novel, The Magician's Lie, was published in 2015.

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