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Author Discussion & Signing with Kate Hannigan

Kate Hanningan's first signing at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for her historical mystery for young adults, The Detective's Assistant

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!

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.

Event date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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ISBN: 9780316403511
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

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