The Detective's AssistantPaperback - 2016
When orphaned eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives in Chicago, she is shocked to find that her long-lost aunt is a detective working for the famous Pinkerton's National Detective agency! With nation-changing events simmering in the background as Abraham Lincoln heads for the White House, Aunt Kate is working on the biggest case of her life, and Nell quickly makes herself indispensable by cracking codes, wearing disguises, and spying on nefarious criminals. But can she also solve the case of what really happened on the night her best friend disappeared?
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A spunky orphan named Nell goes to live with her aunt, who is a detective with the Pinkerton agency, and helps out with investigations.
A fictionalized story focusing on one of the women in the Pinkerton Detective Agency, best-known for helping save President Lincoln's life.
CRRL_ElizabethFitzgerald Oct 06, 2016
Aunt Kitty does not want to care for Nell after the death of her father, and Nell is less than excited about living with Aunt Kitty. That is, until she learns that Aunt Kitty is actually a detective with the Pinkerton Agency, and Nell gets to help with investigations.
In 1859, orphaned Nell is sent to live with her Aunt Kate, the first female detective ever hired by Pinkerton's National Detective Agency.