Girl in Disguise: A Novel

Girl in Disguise: A Novel

by Greer Macallister

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Overview

"Electrifying...a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride."  —Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun

Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin—unless that widow has a knack for manipulation and an unusually quick mind. In a bold move that no other woman has tried, Kate convinces the legendary Allan Pinkerton to hire her as a detective.

Battling criminals and coworkers alike, Kate immerses herself in the dangerous life of an operative, winning the right to tackle some of the agency's toughest investigations. But is the woman she's becoming—capable of any and all lies, swapping identities like dresses—the true Kate? Or has the real disguise been the good girl she always thought she was?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492652731
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 196,576
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)

About the Author

Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician's Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her novel Girl In Disguise, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it "a well-told, superb story." She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

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