Book Review – The Detective’s Assistant

Hannigan, Kate - The Detective's AssistantCornelia Warne is taken to live with her unwilling Aunt Kitty in Chicago after disaster takes the last of her closest kin. Ingratiating herself to her aunt is the only way to keep from being dropped off at the closest orphanage, but Aunt Kitty’s only focus seems to be for her unusual occupation.

I say gossip is just like a newspaper, only written in whispers instead of ink. Sure you can’t always believe everything you hear, but isn’t that the same with the newspaper?

The Detective’s Assistant is a lighthearted historical set around the 1850s with everything from petticoats to politics. Strong themes of feminism, empowerment, and equality are seen throughout the story’s episodic escapades, thrilling investigations, and disguises galore.

His accent was bouncy and strange, and I figured he must have come from somewhere exotic. Probably Texas.

For a story about detectives, this is not technically a mystery. The Detective’s Assistant is perfect for young adventure seekers who aren’t ready for scary surprises. This would be an amazing supplementary read for homeschoolers studying President Lincoln.


⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢  FOUR STARS
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