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Kate Warne- America's First Female Detective

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Laura Beers (laurabeers) | 2 comments Author Take Over Post:
An Agent for Darcy revolves around Pinkerton agents. In a time where women were undervalued, Mr. Pinkerton hired Kate Warne in 1856. She was America's first female detective.

Lady Pinkertons were described as:
"Her smile could be shy; her glance at times demure, but her ears never missed a secret. A master of disguises, she changed her accent at will, infiltrated social gatherings and collected information no man was able to obtain. She cried on command, yet was stoic while interrogating a suspect. She never, ever slept on the job."

Over a twelve year career, Kate Warne had so impressed Pinkerton with her aptitude for investigation and observation that he made her the head of all the female detectives at the agency.

What a remarkable woman Kate Warne was!


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Rebecca Rosenberg (rebeccarosenberg) | 270 comments Mod
So interesting, Laura! I didn't realize there were female Pinkertons!


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