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Girl in Disguise

by Greer Macallister

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
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    Mar 2017, 320 pages

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Davida Chazan

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Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

When Kate Warne walked into the Pinkerton's Detective Agency in Chicago in 1856, she wasn't there to use their services, but rather to apply to become their first female detective. Kate knew that "someone has to be the first," and thankfully, Pinkerton agreed. Greer Macallister invents a rich fictional story, mixed with as many little known facts as possible, to create a thrilling tale of adventure, intrigue, mystery – and yes – even love.

To tell the truth, I don't usually read thrillers. However, I couldn't resist when I saw Macallister's name on Girl in Disguise, having so much enjoyed her debut, The Magician's Lie. Both in that book and in this one, she pulls her readers in immediately by presenting her main character in clear, bold strokes. In this novel, Macallister builds Kate Warne as a complex and relatable character, through fictionalizing her training and then ...

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