detective: kate warne
Last time I talked about Detective Sherlock Holmes and how that character was based on a real person. Today, I would like to focus on an actual detective: Kate Warne. Kate was the first female American detective, impressive right? She became the first female detective in 1856 for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. She walked into the Pinkerton Agency in response to an ad in a local paper. I don't know if I could have done that. Her first case was the Adams Express Company embezzlement and she solved the case by winning the confidence of the wife of the prime suspect and acquiring the evidence she needed to convict. In 1860, she was put in charge of the new Female Detective Bureau.
When persuading the Pinkerton's to hire her she noted that women have an eye for detail and are excellent observers. She also said that women could be useful in getting secrets that would be impossible for a male detective. I wonder if Sherlock Holmes would agree with that? (probably not) Anyway, pretty impressive how she went out and did what probably a lot of people told her she couldn't. Just goes to show you that you can do what you set your mind out to do.
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A North Carolina author who published her first novel, Killer Deception, in 2020. She doesn't profess to be a professional blogger, just a writer with many thoughts.