Today, I’m filling in for Celia Yeary, who is recuperating from back surgery.
|Alan Pinkerton (left) with|
Those of us who love history are familiar with the story of Alan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton National Detective Agency—which led the way to the United States Secret Service. Pinkerton agents were respected by citizens and feared by criminals. In THE PINKS, Chris Enss adds to the knowledge of Pinkerton agents by writing about the women agents and spies.
Kate Warne was the first woman detective in the United States. I had heard of her and that she also acted as a spy during the Civil War. Kate also dressed as a Union soldier and saved President Lincoln's life.
|Angus Macfadyen as Allan Pinkerton,|
Martha MacIsaac as Kate Warne, and
Jacob Blair as William Pinkerton
There was even a television series in which she and Alan Pinkerton’s son William were the main characters. Kate had sister agents, and I was not familiar with their names.
Chris Enss is the author of many books about women in the United States, especially in the West. I have several of her books. Her HEARTS WEST tells the story of true mail-order brides, successes and failures.
THE PINKS is a book both readers and authors will find useful and interesting. I recommend it highly.