The Detective’s Assistant by Kate  Hannigan audiobook

The Detective’s Assistant

By Kate Hannigan
Read by Christine Lakin

Hachette Book Group 9780316403511

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478986775

  • ISBN: 9781478986744

  • ISBN: 9781478986768

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hannigan keeps a strong narrative hand on the several stories she has going on simultaneously…Nell—strong-willed yet scared, tough but needy—makes a solid heroine.” Booklist (starred review)
“Hannigan makes skillful use of period details, bringing the novel’s threads together in a nail-biting conclusion. Nell is a fearless, no-nonsense heroine, and her dry-witted narration drives this rollicking historical escapade.” Publishers Weekly
“Nell is an irrepressible character: spirited, thoughtful, and intuitive…Recommend to readers who enjoy adventure, history, and stories featuring independent, strong-minded girls.” School Library Journal
“A rousing fictional account of the remarkable career of a pioneering woman.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kate Hannigan

Author Bio: Kate  Hannigan

Kate Hannigan, a former journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News, works as an online editor and writer in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and three children. An active blogger and dangerous home cook, Kate enjoys carefree Michigan summers, riding bikes, picking blueberries, and chasing fireflies.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English