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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Book Alert: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

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Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
e-Book and Hardcover; 320 Pages
Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN: 1492635227
Release Date: March 21,  2017
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Book Blurb:

For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not.

In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin-unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with a knack for manipulation.

Descending into undercover operations, Kate is able to infiltrate the seedy side of the city in ways her fellow detectives can't. She's a seductress, an exotic foreign medium, or a rich train passenger, all depending on the day and the robber, thief, or murderer she's been assigned to nab.

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

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**You can read an excerpt of the book at the Sourcebooks website when you complete their form**

Praise for Girl in Disguise:

"All hail a mighty woman in a man's world! Greer Macallister aims her pen at Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, and hits the mark with this rousing, action-packed adventure. A book that brings to light a commanding and little-known contribution to American history." –Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children

“If you love historical fiction, you’re going to devour GIRL IN DISGUISE.  The time, the place, the girl – this book takes you on a thrill ride with the first female detective, making her way by pluck and luck through the seedy streets of 19th century Chicago, finding her place in a male-dominated world.” –Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

You can check out a review of this book from one of my blogging friends, Colleen at A Literary Vacation.  You can also read an interview from Publisher’s Weekly with the author.

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  1. Sounds good, but I'm not sure how I feel about the cover.

    1. I don't know that I love it either, but from what Stephanie says below, it makes sense with the story, so I like that. But would it draw me to pick it up? I'm not sure.

  2. You'll understand the cover a bit more once you read the book.


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