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This is the first book I've read or listened to by Kate Hannigan, but I hope it is not my last. The story is historical fiction and includes some true elements, but the main character is fiction and was fun to read and cheer for. Her adventures with the Pinkertons have a nice mix of suspense and humor and the action keeps moving along, which is important in middle grade fiction.
Hannigan includes interesting details of the time without letting the story get overwhelmed in the history--she keeps readers firmly focused on the main character, who I found relatable, clever, and spunky. I would recommend this for MG readers who enjoy a good balance of adventure and historical fiction with strong central characters and quirky secondary characters.
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I mostly enjoyed the way Ms. Hannigan successfully wove an entertaining story around actual history. I know “Historical Fiction” is a sub-genre of Fict., but many offerings take so much license with events that they belong in Alt. Reality Fict. This trend seems to be growing but I don’t really know. The Detective’s Asst. treated Kate Warne’s history well and I appreciated the use of actual cases throughout. (It must be hard weaving a good story when limited by aim of using as much true history possible. Thanks Ms. Hannigan! and Ms. Lakin!