The Detective's Assistant
  • The Detective's Assistant
  • The Detective's Assistant
ISBN: 0316403490
EAN13: 9780316403498
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.5" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The incredible tale of America's first ever female detective and her spirited niece 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 Aunt Kate 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.Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger . including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln

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   Mystery and history
Major events of the time are brought to life in this enjoyable coming- of- age story. A case of historical significance is the result of several mysteries being addressed by the protagonists. The first female detective was employed by the Pinkerton company. It's a great way to read for boys and girls, as well as historical fiction lovers.
   Great plot, well-researched
There is a great plot, well- researched, well- written, well- rounded characters. The charm of the book was on my daughter and me.
   Really well written
As an adult I found it entertaining to read to a child. The author is going to go far, I think she is now written for children's books and everyone of them has been great. I would recommend this author to anyone who has young children.
   Battle of the Books read
This book was given to my 10 year old daughter for her Battle of the books read - 4 th grade. I read the story so we could discuss it. The story was enjoyable for the young girl to read. It had a lot of fun cases, and my daughter liked them all.