Tuesday, December 3, 2019
How Kate Warne saved President Lincoln, written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, reviewed by Todd Erickson
Straight Talk for Librarians: When America got around to wondering whether or not women be police officers, it was already a moot question, because there had already been one. Kate Warne not only was America's first woman detective, she was ultimately responsible for saving America's greatest president. She was head of the Pinkerton DC office, which ultimately became the secret service. The collage like illustrations will appeal to very young readers, but they ultimately detract from the story. Ultimately, Kate is as much of a mystery as the cases she solves. She dies young, but Pinkerton keeps her memory alive in his writings and even has her buried in the family crypt.