The Detective's Assistant
Little, Brown and Company
In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father. Includes author's note and bibliographic references.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Legal guardianship; Gender nonconformity; Interracial; aunt raising niece; orphan; gender nonconformity; interracial friendship
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
Best of the Best Books, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2016
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
detective and mystery stories; aunts; sex role; slavery
Hannigan, Kate, "The Detective's Assistant" (2015). DIVerse Families. 777.