The Detective's Assistant

The Detective's Assistant

eBook - 2015
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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless.Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9780316403528
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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LadyManx
Feb 18, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this book. Premise was was great about the first woman Pinkerton detective. But I found the protagonist tiresome. No matter how many times she's told not to say "Aunt Kitty" because of danger, she goes right ahead and does it anyway. She's lucky her aunt doesn't plunk her in that orphanage for endangering the detectives time and again. I fear the writing was just not that great.

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Anna Beyer
Jul 15, 2019

I quite liked the book. It was very well researched . I quite liked the characters, and the ending was a very good sum up. but I just didn't feel such a big connection. Some books I reads seem to suck me in, but not this one. Still it was a very good book. totally recommend it to anyone.

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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