you to Source Books for a copy of GIRL IN DISGUISE by Greer Macallister. This
book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. I received no financial
compensation for this review. It is also a Library Read’s pick for March 2017.
do you know about the Pinkerton Detective Agency? I had heard of this agency
through various books that I have read over the years. I did not know about
it’s very first female detective Kate Warne. Many of the events we read about
in history are often remain in the past. As I read this book I learned that the
Pinkerton detective agency still exists today. You can also visit their site to
learn more about the history of this agency.
is widowed with no children of her own, but she must find a job. Kate has tried
out various positions but nothing seems to be the right fit. Then she responds
to an ad in the Chicago paper for an agency looking for detectives. This agency
is the Pinkerton Agency. Kate responds to the ad and meets Mr. Pinkerton. She
receives a case and auditions for the role. Once she finds success with her
first case then Pinkerton starts to train her. Kate realizes that she might
have found her place in the world. Her cases include saving President Lincoln’s
life and other clients. She is then promoted to the head of the Women’s
division of the Pinkerton Agency. Success is wonderful but what about a normal
life? Will there be anything more than the work?
enjoyed this book! It is a fictionalized biography of Kate Warne. GreerMacallister is a master story teller. Her story is easy to read. Kate narrates
the story as we follow her through her many cases. Ms. Macallister did a great
job of weaving the work of the agency in with also describing her personal
life. The book was a little slow at times. I
am sorry that I had missed her other books. She made writing this story of Kate
Warne look easy.
The story is set in Chicago Illinois, but also
moves to Virginia and other parts of the south. One of my favorite parts is the
dialogue between Pinkerton and Kate. He would use a training technique. “Lie to
me! “ It also asks an interesting question. Could you tell a convincing lie?
The point was for Kate to convincingly like about her life to use in her work.