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By Kate Hannigan

Based at the striking real tale of America's first woman detective, Kate Warne, this fast paced event is filled with feats of bold and risk, daring motion, and newfound courage.

When orphaned eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives in Chicago, she is stunned to discover that her long-lost aunt is a detective operating for the well-known Pinkerton's nationwide Detective supplier! With nation-changing occasions simmering within the historical past as Abraham Lincoln heads for the White apartment, Aunt Kate is operating at the greatest case of her existence, and Nell fast makes herself integral by way of cracking codes, donning disguises, and spying on nefarious criminals. yet can she additionally resolve the case of what quite occurred at the evening her ally disappeared?

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