Hannigan, Kate. The Detective’s Assistant. 2015. 361p. Little, Brown and Company, $17.00 (978-0-316-40351-1). Gr. 4-6.
Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives orphaned and unwelcomed at Aunt Kitty’s doorstep and determines to become indispensable to her aunt. She soon helps Aunt Kitty with her work at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. This novel is based on the life of Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective. [ltp]