Kate Warne

Created (well, fictionalized) by Greer Macallister

Inspired by real-life operative for the equally real-life Pinkerton Detective Agency, Girl in Disguise (2017) presents an occasionally fictionalized version of the extraordinary life of KATE WARNE, one of that agency's first female ops.

A determined young widow trying to scrape by on the mean streets of 1850s Chicago, she convinces the founder of the agency, Allan J. Pinkerton, to hire her as a detective, and soon finds herself right in the thick of things, one of the key players in the early days of the agency, with a penchant for undercover work.

By the way, this isn't the first time Warne has been fictionalized. She appears in Pinkerton's Secret (2008) by Eric Lerner, which imagines a steamy affair between Allen J. Pinkerton himself and his pretty young operative, as well as a secret alliance with abolitionist John Brown at the outbreal of the Civil War.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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